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


Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Turkey-based midfielder Mikel Agu has joined the growing list of injured Super Eagles players ahead of Nigeria's clash with Algeria in their final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.The post 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Agu joins list of injured players, Rohr says he's not worried appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
After their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the 70-year-old will bring an end to his third spell with Oranje after their next two games 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
After their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the 70-year-old will bring an end to his third spell with Oranje after their next two games 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The forward opened up about the car wreck that forced him to miss Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The forward opened up about the car wreck that forced him to miss Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The 29-year-old wants to return to Independiente before he brings an end to his playing days and will consider it at the end of next season 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The 29-year-old wants to return to Independiente before he brings an end to his playing days and will consider it at the end of next season 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
WWE Survivor Series just received a shot of adrenaline at the top of the card.AJ Styles' Tuesday night win over Jinder Mahal means he'll replace The Maharaja as Brock Lesnar's opponent in a brand-against-brand battle.The Phenomenal One vs. The Beast Incarnate promises to be a thriller.The collision of SmackDown and Raw's top titleholders will be a David-vs.-Goliath tale with heavy doses of athleticism and power. WWE's most compelling in-ring performer will meet its bigge 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Algeria and Nimes defender Liassine Bentaiba Cadamuro has opined that the Super Eagles will be competitive when they face the Algerian National Team on Friday, even though they have already qualified for the World Cup. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
There might be little riding on it, but the Algerians are on a bid to salvage pride in the shirt and will pose a threat to the Super Eagles 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
What factors will decide the game that has little or nothing riding on it 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
They carried the weight of a nation on their shoulders and were lauded as heroes when they returned home to New Zealand after winning the America's Cup. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Former Super Eagles star, Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed coach of Sudanese top division club Al Khartoum Watani after signing a two-year deal.The post Amuneke to coach Sudanese top club appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Aruna Quadris opening at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open endedon a disappointing note. His loss to Hungarian Bence Majoros in the preliminary round ended stay in theThe post Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Leon Adeyemi Balogun is likely to wear a protective face mask in action for the Super Eagles against Algeria and Argentina after another cheekbone injury on duty for his German Bundesliga club. Balogun suffered the injury at Schalke 04 and was operated on immediately, and initially looked like missing the Eagles forthcoming matches, but he []The post Balogun To Wear Mask Against Algeria appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Barcelona are reportedly tracking Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir, who is a "serious alternative" to Philippe Coutinho.Technical secretary Robert Fernandez scouted Fekir during Lyon's 3-0 UEFA Europa League win over Everton at Goodison Park at the end of October.Barcelona have also been following the 24-year-old for "some months," according to Xavi Hernandez at Marca.Fekir has been in superb form this season, scoring 11 goals in 11 Ligue 1 games for Lyon, as well as contribu 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Frustration has reportedly reached a boiling point in the Meadowlands.According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, a pair of anonymous New York Giantsplayers reached out to her recently and criticized head coach Ben McAdoo for losing the locker room.One of the players commented after the team suspended cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Oct. 31:"McAdoo has lost this team.He's got us going 80 percent on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game. It's wild. Changed our off day. He&# 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Manchester City look to be in an unstoppable run of form but Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says there is plenty of time for the London club to reel the leaders in and retain their Premier League title. City took the early lead in the title race last season and was eight points ahead of Chelsea..."The post Chelsea Can Overhaul City Courtois appeared first on OsunDefender. 

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Chelsea Ladies produce a dominant display in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Rosengard. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Chelsea will reportedly renew their interest in Ross Barkley when the transfer window reopens in January and are also said to be keen on Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke.The Blues are willing to spend big this winter with Everton expected to sell Barkley, as the midfielder is out of contract in the summer and therefore able to walk away for free, per John Cross at the Mirror.Barkley is yet to feature for the Toffees this season due to a hamstring injury, although the supporters have not 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina A Lagos social club, Association of Friends, on Tuesday inaugurated the Gabby Yadua Sports Centre in Lagos in honour of their former president Gabriel Yadua, who died in September at 80. At the inauguration, president of the club, Dr. Olu Owolabi, told our correspondent that the sports centre was built to enable members [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
After helping to promote Conor McGregor's boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August, UFC president Dana White is going to use his talents as a boxing promoter.White announced on Tuesday he intends to remain in his current position with the UFC but is "100 percent" getting into boxing."No, no, no, Im not leaving the UFC. Im getting into boxing with [WME/IMG head] Ari [Emanuel] and the UFC will be doing boxing, too, White told Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.Its st 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The former Everton and Manchester United boss replaces Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with the Hammers in the relegation zone. Moyes has been out of work since May, when he resigned as Sunderland manager after the clubs relegation to the Championship. West Ham joint chairman David Sullivan said the 54-year-old Scot is the..."The post David Moyes Named New Manager Of West Ham appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
West Ham Uniteds co-owner David Sullivan admits the decision to appoint David Moyes as manager is a gamble. The Scot replaced Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday (6 November) after months of speculation and a run of just two wins from their opening 11 matches that left the Hammers in the Premier League relegation []The post David Moyes Appointment Is A Gamble West Ham Co-Owner appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Netherlands coachDick Advocaat has revealed he is set to leave his position, ending his third spell in charge of the national side after November.According toSky Sports News,Advocaat confirmed he will depart after his team's upcoming friendlies, clearing the way for a change of manager.The Dutch are due to play friendlies in Scotland and Romania, with those matches ending the tenure of the veteran.According toDutch broadcaster NOS (h/tReuters via theMail Online), the 70-year-old spoke about 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Chelsea are considering the possibility of bringing Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge as replacement for former Nigeria international Michael Emenalo, who has resigned his appointment as Technical Director of the Premier League champion.The post Drogba to succeed Emenalo at Chelsea appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
By Albert Akota The Super Eagles got down to business yesterday in Rabat, Morocco, ahead of their final 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria. Though Nigeria already have the World Cup ticket in their pocket, officials of the team are treating the Algeria game as important as they want the Super Eagles to end [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Peter Dada, Akure Former Sunshine Stars captain Sunday Abe has been locked in battle with and the Akure Premier League outfit over his clearance fee. Abe dumped Sunshine recently for Albanian Superliga side Teuta Durres to realise his ambition of playing for a big European club someday. Sunshine are alleged to be owing the 26-year-old [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Roger Federer believes Andy Murray should follow his lead by ensuring he does not rush back to competitive action too quickly following the Scots injury-ruined season, Reuters reports. The Swiss 19-time grand slam champion had encouraging words for his friend and rival while helping Murray start his comeback gently by playing him in a charity [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
FIFA has pledged to reveal the candidate each member voted for in the race for the 2026 World Cup following 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Pitcher Roy Halladay, who won two Cy Young awards and more than 200 major league baseball games during a stellar career, died Tuesday in a plane crash off the Florida coast, authorities said. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
sion Former midland stars Paul Merson and Chris Kirkland have both opened up on their personal experiences with depression, while offering words of advice to those in the game and outside of it who may be battling similar issues. Merson, a former midfielder best known for his time at Arsenal, suffered with mental health issues as a player and notes that it could happen to anyone, regardless of social status or the size of their bank account. ''Some people may think they're depress 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
New York Giants players reportedly don't trust head coach Ben McAdoo, and it could lead to his dismissal following the 2017 NFL season.On Wednesday, Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio provided information from a source who said he'd be "shocked beyond belief" if McAdoo returns to the G-Men next year."[Players] hate him, no one trusts him," the source added. "... He's only out for himself."McAdoo landed on the hot seat as the Giants' sea 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has taken aim at the ambition of Chelsea star Eden Hazard. Neville says Hazard will never reach the elite level of players after reacting to comments recently made by the Belgian. Hazard stated: I love to enjoy the game. I try to be the best, but if Im not, then..."The post Hazard Lacks Passion Gary Neville appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Lionel Messi says it makes him angry when people claim he makes the big decisions for the national team. Messi, whose hat-trick took Argentina to the World Cup last month, has been accused of selecting coaches and influencing which players do and do not make the squad in the past. The Barcelona forward, however, criticised [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Lewis Hamilton says controversy over his tax affairs will not distract him as he completes the final two races of the season. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Manchester United forward said his absence is being felt by his national side, but it is not all doom and gloom for the 2018 World Cup hopefuls 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Manchester United forward said his absence is being felt by his national side, but it is not all doom and gloom for the 2018 World Cup hopefuls 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has urged the Nigeria Referees Association to officiate right in order to develop Nigerian football. Madumere spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2017 NRA Conference in Owerri on Wednesday. According to him, the beauty of football lies in the rules and enforcers of [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has revealed how he felt after scoring the goal that sealed Nigerias spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Arsenal star Iwobi scored the only in Nigerias 1-0 win over a resilient Zambia in October, sending the Super Eagles to their third straight World Cup. [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum suffered an injury to his ankle during Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden.According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, the team announced he would miss the remainder of the contest because of "right ankle soreness." Marcus Smart started the second half in his place.Tatum was Boston's first pick in the 2017 draft, taken No. 3 overall. He was a standout during his one season at Duke last year as a member of the ACC All-Freshm 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler is ready to face his old team."I got that game marked on my calendar," he said in a Wednesday story by Sam Alipour of ESPN The Magazine when discussing an upcoming contest against the Chicago Bulls. "Feb. 9, babyI'm back. Oh, man, they better hope I go 0-for-30, 'cause every basket I score, I'm looking over at the bench and I got something to say."The Bullstradedhim to the Timberwolves in June and accelerated their r 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Liverpool manager spoke to his South African fans at a charity event in Cape Town on Wednesday night 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Kano Pillars have asked Plateau United to pay 15 million Naira if they wished to have the services of striker Gambo Mohammed. Gambo Mohammed is hugely experienced on the African continent having featured for the Sai Masu Gida side in their four attempts on the continent's Premier interclub showpiece, CAF Champions League. And with Plateau [] 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Former Head Coach of Abia Warriors, Abdullahi Usman Biffo was yesterday unveiled as the new Technical Adviser of Katsina United Football Club. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been handed a four-year ban by Kenyas anti-doping agency (ADAK) after testing positive for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), officials said yesterday. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis will miss Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic due to ankle and elbow injuries.Per John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com, Porzingis' injuries are considered mild and he suffered them during Tuesday's win over the Charlotte Hornets.After two years of sharing the stage with Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis has become the Knicks' No. 1 option this season. He's taken the ball and run with it, averaging acareer-high 30 points and 7.5 rebounds 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis revealed Wednesday that his monster start to the 2017-18 NBA season has come despite dealing with an elbow injury that may require offseason surgery. "When I hit it again, it just swells up, and it's sensitive, and I can't stretch my arm,"Porzingistold reportersof the injury."It bothers me a little bit but not that bad. It's always, I have to get the swelling down, and then I'll be fine again. But I think once the seas 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Julius Randle reportedly may not be long for Los Angeles.Appearing on ESPN prior to Wednesday's showdown between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden (h/t Lakers Outsiders on Twitter), Adrian Wojnarowski reported Randle is "very unlikely" to have a future with the Lakers:"Rob Pelinka, their general manager, and Magic Johnson, their president, will be faced with this question: Do they look to trade Randle between now and the February trade deadline and get ba 
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