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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [2 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Africa's football governing body has released a shortlist of 30 for the top award, but there is already one standout candidate 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Lagos Football pundits and stakeholders of the game in Ibadan, Oyo State, have given their backing to ex-international, Edith Agoye to lead Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan. Hours after his confirmation as the substantive Head Coach of the team, Agoye is still enjoying the overwhelming acceptance from all quarters. Apart from his []The post Agoye Gets Stakeholders Backing appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Sergio Aguero becomes Manchester City's all-time leading scorer as they beat Napoli to reach the Champions League knockout stages. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Sergio Aguero became Manchester Citys all-time record scorer as Pep Guardiolas side booked their ticket to the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Group F rivals Napoli on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted Citys third goal in Naples [] 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Sergio Aguero is now Manchester Citys all-time record goal scorer after netting against Napoli in the Champions League. Aguero slammed into the bottom corner past former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina to give City a 3-2 lead in the Wednesday night clash. Raheem Sterling added a fourth goal to put gloss on a totally deserving victory [] 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Argentine was at pains to thank City's staff, fans and squad after becoming the club's all-time leading goalscorer 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Argentine was at pains to thank City's staff, fans and squad after becoming the club's all-time leading goalscorer 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
New Algeria manager Rabah Madjer has announced a 23-man roster for next Fridays World Cup qualifier against Nigeria at Mohamed-Hamlaoui stadium in Constantine. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The midfielder wasn't shocked by his side's win after they found plenty of space in the first match against Los Blancos 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The midfielder wasn't shocked by his side's win after they found plenty of space in the first match against Los Blancos 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Baroka FC held AmaZulu FC to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
as Lagos Gov splashes N50m on MFM football club Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said that he has directed the State Sports Commission to ensure that the Agege Stadium is put in good shape to meet up with CAF standard before inspection in December. Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he received Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club alongside top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation as well as some ex-internationals, Governor Ambode heaped praises on the 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Super Eagles' defender, Efe Ambrose has vowed to fight for a place if handed a recall to the national 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Arsenal have announced they will increase the capacity of the Emirates Stadium by adding more hospitality seats. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Bayern Munich could reportedly look to try and sign Alexandre Lacazette or Danny Welbeck from Arsenalwhen the transfer window reopens in January.The German champions have decided they need to strengthen their attack and believe "it is quite possible that coach Arsene Wenger would let one leave," per Bild (h/t Sport Witness).The report also notes that both players would be available to play in the Champions League for Bayern, as Arsenal failed to qualify for the competition after finish 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
England can expect David Warner to shoot from the hip this winter but, true to his roots, his opening partner is likely to maintain a rather more English-style stiff upper lip. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Floyd Mayweather may have retired yet again after beating Conor McGregor back in August but the American still seems to be enjoying himself outside of the ring. The Money Man, who is reported to have earned a staggering 259million from his win over McGregor in Las Vegas, is now trying to find new ways to ...The post Boxing champs, Floyd Mayweather dresses up and dances as Sylvester the Cat appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle will make his season debut Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks, making his first on-ice appearance since being diagnosed with leukemia.Boyle, 32,announcedin September he had been diagnosed withchronic myeloid leukemia during his pre-training camp physical. He was cleared for a return to hockey activities Oct. 22 and has practiced five times over the last week and a half."Im approaching it like Im ready to rock here, Boyletold reporters. "I 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Lagos Three ex-internationals, Segun Odegbami, Christian Chukwu andFridayEkpo, believe Victor Moses is good to win the 2017 Africa Player of Year Award in an event billed for January 04, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. But another ex-international, henry Nwosu differs. CAF,on Wednesday, shortlisted Moses, his compatriot, William Troost-Ekong of Bursaspor Football Club of Turkey and 28 []The post CAF Award: Odegbami, Chukwu, Ekpo Tip Moses, Nwosu Differs appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Lagos The Confederation of African Football (CAF) named Super Eagles duo of Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong and 28 others for the 2017 CAF African Player of the Year Award. For the player of the year award meant for African players based in the continent, Junior Ajayi, who plays for Al Ahly football club of []The post CAF Names Moses, Troost-Ekong, 28 Others For Award appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
THE Confederation of African Football has revealed its 30-man shortlists for the African Player of the Year and Africa-Based Player of the Year.The post CAF's 2017 African Player Award: Moses, Troos-Ekong, Ajayi make list appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said that although he was emotional about the team's surprise trade of wideout Kelvin Benjamin, he remains focused on winning games the rest of the season."When I get outside of my emotional state of mind, I think everything else will be back to normal," Newton told reporters Wednesday. "End of the day, I still have to find ways to win football games. That's what I'm here for."The Panthers shockingly traded Benjamin to t 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Paul Wilkes looks back on a big week in the Champions League as Spurs made a real statement and the pressure cranked up on Conte at Chelsea. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
As Europe's elite battle it out for glory, individual players are engaged in a fight to come out on top as the best goalscorer 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
As Europe's elite battle it out for glory, individual players are engaged in a fight to come out on top as the best goalscorer 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Besiktas came from behind at home to AS Monaco on Wednesday to force a 1-1 draw and stay on top of UEFA Champions League Group G and inch closer to a round of 16 place. A win would have seen the Turkish club to the knockout rounds with two games to spare but it was [] 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Victor Moses absence is having a negative effect on Chelsea, according to Frank Lampard following the Blues 3-0 loss to Roma in Tuesdays Uefa Champions League encounter. Antonio Contes men have struggled at the back with Davide Zappacosta and Cesar Azpilicueta being drafted to right wing-back role as replacement for Moses who has been out []The post Chelsea missed injured MosesLampard appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Results in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday: Group E At Liverpool, England Liverpool (ENG) 3 (Salah 49, Can 64, Sturridge 90) Maribor (SLO) 0 At Seville, Spain Sevilla (ESP) 2 (Lenglet 30, Banega 59) Spartak Moscow (RUS) 1 (Ze Luis 78) Group F At Naples, Italy Napoli (ITA) 2 (Insigne 21, Jorginho 62-pen) Manchester [] 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Fans of top programs around the country can start adding to their future plans with the college football national championship game locations announced through 2024.According to George Schroeder of USA Today,Hard Rock Stadium in Miami will host the College Football Playoff title game in Jan. 2021 following the 2020 season. This will be followed by Indianapolis in 2022, Los Angeles in 2023 and Houston in 2024.With the next three title games already set for Atlanta, Santa Clara, Calif., and New Or 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Reputable companies have continued to indicate interest to be part of 4 Inches Heel Race competition holding in Lagos on November 18. The competition is being organized by DAK Marketing Services Limited, an integrated marketing communications outfit. According to DAK Marketing Services Senior Client Service Manager, Mercy Ukpai Uma, revealed that companies like C-Jimson Nigeria []The post Companies indentify with Heel Race competition appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Liverpool eased to a 3-0 victory over Maribor in the UEFA Champions League, thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Emre Can and Daniel SturridgeThe Reds found it tough going in the first half against a committed Maribor side and had to wait until after the interval to break the deadlock through Salah's flick.James Milner then missed a penalty before Can fired home the second and Sturridge grabbed a late third to keep the Reds top of Group E with two games left to play.The lineups were provided 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
David Unsworth's third audition for the Everton manager's job on a permanent basis will be done without four key first-team players, including Wayne Rooney, who have been left at home. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Watford striker Troy Deeney will serve a three-match ban for violent conduct during last Saturday's fiery Premier League clash with Stoke, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The 29-year-old ' whose club and Stoke were charged by the FA yesterday for failing to control their players ' admitted to the offence which saw him press [] 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Dele Alli saluted Tottenham Hotspurs stunning 3-1 victory over Champions League holders Real Madrid as a sign of the clubs arrival as rivals to the established continental heavyweights. England midfielder Alli scored twice, either side of half-time, and Christian Eriksen was also on target at a jubilant Wembley on Wednesday as Spurs claimed a famous [] 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles (7-1) just keep getting stronger as they prepare to host the Denver Broncos (3-4) on Sunday as solid home favorites at the sportsbooks. The Eagles, with the top record in the NFL, picked up another key player before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins. NFL point spread: The Eagles opened as seven-point favorites; the total was 43 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line u 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
"Destiny didn't want it," was Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's verdict after his side's 1-1 draw with 10-man Qarabag in the Spanish capital. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
"Destiny didn't want it," was Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's verdict after his side's 1-1 draw with 10-man Qarabag in the Spanish capital. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Its easy to get carried away in the heat of the moment, but its hard to explain exactly why Diego Perotti decided to act the way he did after Roma went 2-0 up against Chelsea. As Stephan El Shaarawy capitalised on an Antonio Rudiger mistake to grab his second goal of the game, Perotti rushed []The post Diego Perotti Puts His Finger In El Sharaawys Ass After Goal Vs Chelsea European Football appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Didier Drogba has sent a message of support to Chelsea in the wake of their 3-0 loss to Roma in Tuesdays Uefa Champions League encounter. Stephan El Shaarawys brace and a David Perrotti strike put Antonio Contes charges to the sword in the Italian capital. The Stamford Bridge outfit dropped to second in Group C []The post Drogba shows support for battered Blues appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Tyronne Ebuehi has revealed that he wants to earn a spot on Nigeria's 23-man World cup roster, though the ADO Den Haag defender has admitted that his chances of making the starting eleven are slim. Born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father and Dutch mom, the right-back will become cap-tied to Nigeria if he clocks up some minutes in a World Cup qualifier against Algeria next Friday. ''And now I have been called for two games in Nigeria's national team this month. On Novembe 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Nigerian former international, Austin Eguavoen has showered encomiums on the 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Nigerias Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Ejidike, has expressed delight at the Super Eagles qualification for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and called on the Federal Government and Corporate Nigeria to team up together in the provision of the needed funds to ensure the teams success at the Mundial. He further hailed the team spirit []The post Ejidike tasks FG, Corporate Nigeria ahead Russia 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Rangers International will soon be floated on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), an official of the Administrative Commission of Inquiry on Rangers confirmed on Tuesday. Based on the submissions made by the commission, the Enugu State Government will likely divest its shares and stakes in Rangers soon. About two months ago, the state government had []The post Enugu Rangers To Be Listed On Stock Exchange appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
His club may have beaten the Spartak Moscow side that claimed a 5-1 triumph a fortnight earlier, but the midfielder says it wasn't about revenge 

Ever Banega: Sevilla win was not about revenge - Goal
Thu, 02 Nov 2017
His club may have beaten the Spartak Moscow side that claimed a 5-1 triumph a fortnight earlier, but the midfielder says it wasn't about revenge 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Former world boxing champion Ricky Hatton will be cheering for non-league Hyde United against MK Dons in the FA Cup on Friday. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Taariq Fielies scored the only goal of the game as Cape Town City defeated Free State Stars in an Absa Premiership clash at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
THE Original FIFA World Cup, which Nigeria's Super Eagles and 31 other teams will be competing for at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next summer, will arrive in Nigeria on Saturday, 3rd March 2018.The post FIFA World Cup trophy arrives Nigeria March 3 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Original FIFA World Cup, which Nigeria's Super Eagles and 31 other teams will be competing for at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next summer, will arrive in Nigeria on Saturday, 3rd March 2018. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, told thenff.com on Wednesday that confirmation has come from world football 'governing body, FIFA, that Nigeria is among the countries where the iconic trophy would be visiting before next year's major showpiece. 'We have confir 
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