SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [9TH OCTOBER, 2017].



Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: World champions Germany on Sunday night ended their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign in Group C on a perfect note as they thrashed Azerbaijan 5-1 to claim their tenth win out of ten matches, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Germany by virtue of their heavy scoreline netted a total of 43 goals in the '10 [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The 2017 edition of the Ikeja Golf Club Corporate Challenge Cup title is expected to tee off this weekend with about 20 teams drawn mainly from the club taking part in the tournament. The Competition Secretary of the club Jolomi Ideh listed the teams as Oak Pension Limited, Prime Metro Properties, Jungle Film Works, Interguide [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
targets better rankings for good draws says Eagles can go beyond second round Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has said he will attack Algeria with his strongest possible squad as the inconsequential World Cup qualifier and a planned friendly with Morocco will kick-start the preparation for the Mundial. The coach is excited as his team clinched the ticket even with a match to spare but he insisted the trip to Algeria is as important as other games in the qualifiers. He expected the preparati 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Every timeGreen Bay PackersquarterbackAaron Rodgersis given agame-winning-drive situation, there's almost a collective eye-roll that ripples throughsocial media.You were probably guilty of assuming the outcome before a snap was taken on the Packers' eventual game-winning drive in the final minutes Sundaya drive that sealed a 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Come on, just raise your hand and admit it. I'll start.But what defines Rodgers' brand of greatness is his ability to 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Dak Prescott thought he had the game won. Then he learned you never leave Aaron Rodgers time on the clock. Again.Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining to help the Green Bay Packers clinch a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.The Pro Bowler completed three passes and scrambled for 12 yards during the nine-play, 75-yard drive that came after the Cowboys thought they had the game won.Prescott scored a 11-yard rush 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Lagos Multi'millionaire business mogul, Chief Kensington Adebutu,on Saturdayrewarded the Super Eagles with the sum of N50 million, after the three'time African champions became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Adebutu was full of praises for the team for their determination, professionalism and commitment throughout the qualifying campaign, which []The post Adebutu Splashes N50m On Victorious Super Eagles appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Nobody can stop the Kansas City Chiefs.The NFL's only remaining undefeated team moved to 5-0 Sunday with a 42-34 road victory over the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Quarterback Alex Smith continued his impressive season with 324 passing yards and three touchdownstwo of which went to Charcandrick Westwhile Kareem Hunt tallied 107 yards on the ground.Houston dropped to 2-3 and a game behind the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South, but it lost more than just the game. Defensive end J.J. Wat 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
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Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By James Agberebi :Former Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo has joined El-Kanemi Warriors on a one-year deal. Amapakabo confirmed this to completesportsnigeria. comon Sundayevening . Yes it is true, I have joined El-Kanemi Warriors and it is just for a season, Amakapabo disclosed. Imama replaces Ladan Bosso who left El-Kanemi a few days ago after [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
A member of the 1980 African Cup of Nations winning squad, Adokiye Amiesimaka, yesterday urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to organise regular top-grade friendly matches before the World Cup. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Manchester United forward continues to impress for his country in a side which has faced criticism on the back of more uninspiring displays 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
English Premier League side, Arsenal FC, have celebrated their youngster, Alex Iwobi, who scored Nigeria's solitary match winner against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Saturday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Iwobi, who came in for Moses Simon in the tension soaked match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, scored the winning goal in 73rd []The post Arsenal Celebrate Iwobi's World Cup Ticket-Winning Goal appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
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. Iwobi, who came in for Moses Simon in the tension soaked match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, scored the winning goal in 73rd []The post Arsenal celebrates Iwobis goal, congratulates Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Turkish titans Fenerbahce are reportedly targeting Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, whose contract at the club expires next summer. Meanwhile, the Gunners are said to be interested in a winter move for Barcelona's Arda Turan.TheSunday Express (h/tDaily Star's Rhys Turrell) reported Ozil is a wanted man in Turkey's capital, and Fenerbahce could be in luck if murmurs that Arsenal are "ready to offload" theirNo. 10 prove to be true.It's well-known Ozil's contract wi 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has suffered a leg injury during Germany's match withAzerbaijan on Sunday. News of the problem picked up by the Germany international came courtesy of Fox Soccer, as the defender pulled up holding his leg before being assisted off the pitch.Germany coachJoachim Loew described the issue as a thigh muscle injury."WithMustafiit seems that it is some muscle tear or some muscle fibre tear," Loew said, per the Telegraph. "In any case it could forc 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Lagos Current Africa best table tennis player, Omar Assar has called on up and coming African players to follow the footsteps of good players in the continent. Counseling the players after moving up to the number 21 spot in the world, the Egyptian said 'There is a clear gap between the senior and junior African []The post Assar Counsels African Players appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
With tensions running high in Spain, the crisis in Catalonia has been given an animated filmed satirical treatment with Spanish riot police violently attacking Barcelona soccer players in a spoof El Clasico game as the Catalan club plays its fierce rival Real Madrid. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
With tensions running high in Spain, the crisis in Catalonia has been given an animated filmed satirical treatment with Spanish riot police violently attacking Barcelona soccer players in a spoof El Clasico game as the Catalan club plays its fierce rival Real Madrid. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Barcelona have reportedly scouted AC Milan striker Andre Silva, while defender Thomas Vermaelen is said to be happy to stay at Camp Nou for the rest of the season.According toMundo Deportivo (via Football Italia), director Robert Fernandez watched Silva during Portugal's FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Saturday.The 21-year-old assisted Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal's opener, before adding a second in a 2-0 victory that keeps alive their hopes of automatic qualificat 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Baron Corbin upset AJ Styles at Hell in a Cell on Sunday night to win the United States Championship and become a titleholder for the first time in his WWE career.Tye Dillinger was a late addition to the match during the pre-show after successfully lobbying SmackDown Live general manager Daniel Bryan. While Dillinger remained competitive throughout the match, he took the pinfall.Styles delivered a Phenomenal Forearm to the Perfect 10, at which point Corbin re-entered the ring to dispatch Styles 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
James Rodriguez is reportedly hoping to cut short his Bayern Munich stay and return to Real Madrid after Carlo Ancelotti was relieved of his duties as the club's manager.Spanish outlet Diario Gol (h/t Jack Otway of theDaily Express) reported Ancelotti's recent departure from the Allianz Arena helm has convinced Rodriguez he may be better off returning to his former club.Despite having served only three months of a two-year loan in Bavaria, the Colombia international may feel some conce 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Former Super Eagles Coach Christian Chukwu on Sunday urged the Super Eagles to start immediate preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Nigeria qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday with an unassailable six points lead after five matches in Group B. The FIFA []The post Begin preparations for World Cup now, Chukwu tells Super Eagles handlers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
In his pay-per-view debut on the main roster, Bobby Roode defeated Dolph Ziggler at Hell in a Cell on Sunday night.Ziggler and Roode went through a series of roll-ups, with each wrestler grabbing his opponent's tights for added leverage in the pinfall. Roode eventually kept Ziggler's shoulders on the match for the three-count.The post-match celebration was short-lived for Roode as Ziggler almost immediately hit a Zig Zag after the bell rang. Roode certainly didn't look like the wi 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Egypt became the second African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with a 2-1 win against 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Egypt picked the second African ticket, after Nigeria, to the Russian FIFA World Cup, on Sunday after grinding out a 2-1 win over stubborn Congo in Alexandria.The post Breaking: Salah wins World Cup ticket for Egypt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Multimillionaire business mogul, Kesington Adebutu, has splashed the sum of N50 million on the Super Eagles, after they became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Adebutu, who was full of praises for the Super Eagles for their determination, professionalism and commitment throughout the qualifying campaign, said: I congratulate the []The post Businessman splashes N50m on Super Eagles for World Cup qualification appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has again addressed his sexist comment made to Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue.According to David Newton of ESPN.com, Newton talked about it following Sunday's 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions. "It was a lesson learned for me this whole week," he said. "My sarcasm trying to give somebody kind of a compliment turned in ways I never would have even imagined."David Newton provided a refresher course on the entire situati 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Nearly every week in the NFL, somebody makes a statement. And on the fifth Sunday of the 2017 season, the Philadelphia Eaglessent a message to the rest of the league.The team's public relations department might as well have issued a press release declaring the Eagles will be contending for a championship in 2017.That's how impressive they were in a 34-7 drubbing of theArizona Cardinals, asquarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles confirmed they now have remedies for most of what prevente 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Premier League champions Chelsea have finally congratulated one of their own products Ola Aina for making his international debut for the Super Eagles on Saturday, after earlier omitting the defender from their match report.The post Chelsea congratulate Aina, acknowledge Mikel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Britain's Claudia Fragapane claims a bronze medal in the floor final at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The former Juventus and Italy midfielder believes that the current Blues boss's tactical approach makes him one of the best managers in the world 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The World Cup winner is a fan of the Argentine forward, but feels that ongoing comparisons with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi are unnecessary 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Debutant Ola Aina said he was happy to finally take his Super Eagles bow and hoped to win many more caps as he plans to help the team win more laurels. The Hull City star was introduced in the second half of the Eagles 1-0 victory over Zambia in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday in Uyo. The Chelsea loanee told our correspondent that it was a dream come true after he impressed in the few minutes he spent on the pitch. He said he was delighted to have...The post Eagles debut excites Aina appeared 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has traced the qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2018 Russia World Cup to hard work, determination and sacrifice by all stakeholders involved in the process. Dalung made the remark while heaping encomiums on the Super Eagles after they defeated Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo to clinch Africa's first ticket to the 2018 World Cup. The Minister thanked the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung, yesterday said the qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2018 Russia World Cup is as a result of hard work, determination and sacrifice by all stakeholders involved in the process. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
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Mon, 09 Oct 2017
For the first time in over a decade, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning may miss a start after suffering a neck injury in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.Gary Myers and Pat Leonard of theNew York Daily Newsreported Manning underwent an X-ray on his neck after being kneed in the head by teammateEreck Flowers. The tests came back negative.Manning is coming off a 2016 season in which he threw for 4,027 yards, 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.At this point in his NFL career, th 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid took issue with Vice President Mike Pence's public manner of leaving Sunday's game between his team and the Indianapolis Colts.Pence tweeted he left the contest after some players knelt during the national anthem as a means of protesting racial inequality and police brutality. Pence said he "will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."Reid called Pence's decision a "PR stunt" a 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The former England boss believes the Everton striker deserves more respect from the Three Lions faithful 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The 32-year-old singer thinks the Super Eagles deserve a spot in the video game after qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton says he is taking nothing for granted in the title race despite opening a huge lead with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver leads Sebastian Vettel by 59 points after his Ferrari rival retired early in Suzuka. I just have to keep my head down and keep doing what Ive been doing, Hamilton said. There are still 100 points available. Weve still got to win the next four races. Hamilton has taken four wins and a second place in the five races since Formula 1...The po 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was jeered by fans as Spain qualified for next summers World Cup with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Albania.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Road Race Bronze Label to Access Bank Lagos City Marathon makes the Lagos marathon the first full marathon in West Africa to get an IAAF label.The post First IAAF Bronze Label for West Africa awarded to Access Bank Lagos City Marathon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Uyo Not less than five persons were feared killed with dozens unconscious, while others sustained various degrees of injury while trying to gain access to Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State during the Wordl Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Zambia on Saturday. Fans, who thronged the stadium to watch the match on []The post Five Feared Killed, Many Unconscious At Nigeria, Zambia Match Stampede appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Former French Super agent Marc Roger has released a biography replete with several startling details pertinent to some of yesteryear's biggest transfers, per'AS. Roger represented stars such asThierry Henry, Laurent Blanc, Claude Makelele and Patrick Vieira back in the day, and one of his stories, if not all of them, are sure to anger a lot of people. Makelele, who played two years at Celta Vigo before moving to Real Madrid, will certainly go down as one of the best players to ever gra 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Former Arsenal Star, Parlour, Tips Iwobi for Greatness 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Germany beatAzerbaijan 5-1 in UEFA Group C qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as the holders progressed with a perfect record of 10 wins on Sunday.Leon Goretzka opened the scoring for the hosts at theFritz-Walter-Stadion with a wonderful backheel in the opening moments.Ramil Sheydayev converted a clinical equaliser for Azerbaijan, streaking away towards goal before calmlyslotting his effort away after 34 minutes.Sandro Wagner restored the lead shortly after half-time as his downward head 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria afer qualifying for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria became the first African nation to book a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after a 1-0 win over Zambia on Sunday in []The post Goodluck Jonathan hail Super Eagles World Cup qualification appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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