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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [18 JANUARY, 2018].


Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Ahead of Russia 2018 World Cup campaign, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday signed contract extension for the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr to be in charge of the national team for another two years. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler has taken exception to Jalen Ramsey's comments guaranteeing the Jacksonville Jaguars will win the Super Bowl."If you're going to make a statement like that, you better be able to back it up," Butler said, via ESPN's Rich Cimini.After returning home to EverBank Field following Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Round, Ramsey made sure the world knew who he predicted to leave U.S. Bank Stad 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Argentine manager said Wednesday he wanted to bring in further reinforcements but the club wasn't able to do so 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Argentine manager said Wednesday he wanted to bring in further reinforcements but the club wasn't able to do so 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The New Orleans Pelicans aren't planning on trading away Anthony Davis, at least not for a realistic return.Head coach Alvin Gentry described what it would take for the Boston Celtics to acquire the All-Star center, via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald:"I know theres been rumors about Boston trying to trade for him or whatever, and my response to that is, yeah, well trade him.But theyre going to have to give us the New England Patriots and the two planes that they just bought. ...And 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Anna Kournikova serves up twins: Five things to know 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Nigeria's Super Eagles team B's performance against Rwanda in their opening game of the CAF African Championship in Morocco, has attracted comments from the Argentine media.The post Argentina media mocks CHAN Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Progress has reportedly been made on Henrikh Mkhitaryan's proposed move to Arsenal during the January transfer window. The Manchester United schemer could move to north London as part of a deal sending Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford this month.Mkhitaryan's agent, Mino Raiola, had told Sky Sports NewsSanchez won't join United unless Mkhitaryan becomes an Arsenal player, Yet Miguel Delaney of The Independent has reported what a crucial change of heart from Mkhitaryan 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has been nominated for the 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
An Aubrey Modiba goal 12 minutes from the end of regulation time saw SuperSport United defeat Maritzburg United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday night. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Maria Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to reach the last 32 of the Australian Open. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Barcelona have turned down an offer worth '20 million from Inter over midfielder Rafinha, reports Marca . The Serie A challengers are keen to add Rafinha to their ranks, as they look to secure Champions League football for next season. But the Catalans believe the loan plus purchase option bid is insufficient, and will hold [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Phil Neville says becoming England women's head coach would be the "best job" he could ask for as he looks set to be given the role. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
In skiing terms, Dave Ryding is something of an anomaly. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly scheduled second interviews with a pair of NFC South coaches.According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals plan to interview Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong on Friday. AZCentral's Kent Somers confirmed the news and added Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is also scheduled for a second interview this week.All told, the Cardinals' list of candidates for their vacant head coaching position stan 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers' struggles without Lonzo Ball continued Wednesday night as they fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-90at Chesapeake Energy Arena.The loss dropped the Lakers to 15-29 on the 2017-18 season and 0-8 without Ballwho missed his second straight game with a sprained left knee. The issue, as it's been in every game Ball has missed, was with a defense that has allowed 102.1 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor and a team-worst 108.3 with him off it, accor 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Court of Arbitration for Sport announces it will hear the cases of 39 banned Russian athletes on Monday, 22 January. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
BY IGHODALO ISIRAMEN Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr has attributed the draw against the Amavubi Stars 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Hosts Morocco and fellow Group A side Sudan reached the last eight of the 2018 African Nations Championship after each winningon Wednesday. Morocco saw off Guinea, while Sudan edged past Mauritania, a result good enough to send both teams through.Here are the results from Wednesday's matches:Morocco 3-1 GuineaSudan 1-0 MauritaniaHere's what those results mean for the standings:Group A1. Morocco: 62. Sudan: 33. Guinea: 04. Mauritania: 0Full standings are available, per the tournament&#0 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
CHAN Eagles have been training on their shooting as well as movement inside the opposing box ahead of Friday's crucial Group C match against Libya, just as ex-Eagles skipper Mutiu Adepoju has insisted the strikers were not to blame for a barren draw with Rwanda.The post CHAN Eagles train on finishing appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
By James Agberebi: A hat-trick from Ayoub El Kaabi secured a 3-1 win for hosts Morocco in their second Group A game against Guinea at the ongoing Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) on Wednesday. The win was Moroccos second of the tournament and secures their place in the quarter-finals after their 4-0 opening day win [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
CHAN Eagles midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi says Nigeria will be aiming for a win when they take on Group C leaders Libya on Friday. The Akwa United enforcer, who was inThe post CHAN: We are going all out to beat Libya appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Nine-man Chelsea needed extra time and penalties to see off Norwich City and move into the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Nine-man Chelsea needed extra time and penalties to see off Norwich City and move into the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Chelsea defeated Norwich City in their FA Cup third-round replay at Stamford Bridge, winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw.A goal fromMichy Batshuayi opened the scoring for the Blues after 55 minutes, but a dramatic 94th-minute equaliser from Jamal Lewis took the game into extra-time.The Premier League champions prevailed 5-3 in a penalty shootout, edging out the Canaries in a game of small margins.The victory sets up Chelsea for a home clash with Newcastle United in the next stage of the compet 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
West Ham United are braced for a bid for Andy Carroll after Chelsea opened talks over a move for the striker, who missed the FA Cup third-round replay with Shrewsbury Town that Reece Burke won with an extra-time goal. Chelsea are desperate to boost head coach Antonio Conte's striking options and have made Carroll one [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo will not be leaving Changchun Yatai and reports linking him with a return to the Premier League are fake news, the Chinese club says, AFP reports. The forward was a regular goal scorer in the first half of his spell at English side Watford before moving to the Chinese Super [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Trevor Ariza, James Harden and Chris Paul all spoke out Wednesday and said reports circulating regarding their altercation in the Los Angeles Clippers locker room Monday evening are largely false."Only problem that I have is all the buzz that you guys [reporters] created," Ariza said at practice, according to SportsTalk 790's Ben DuBose. "You guys had a lot of different stories about what happened. None of 'em were true. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. The pe 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Espanyol defeated Barcelona 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday, as Lionel Messi missed a penalty.The La Liga leaders dominated possession but could not find the vital breakthrough in the Catalan derby.Oscar Melendo was the hero for the hosts as he netted with two minutes remaining.There were victories for Sevilla and Valencia as they both beat their opponents 2-1, with Atletico Madrid and Alaves defeated, respectively.Here are Wednesday's cup results: Es 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon, Dalung yesterday inaugurated the Electoral and Appeals Committees for the Para Sports Federations in Abuja ahead of proposed elections on February 15, 2018. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Tsonga, Dimitrov and Wozniacki all pushed to the limits to qualify in the 2nd round of the Australian Open. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Milwaukee Bucks held the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference entering play Wednesday and reportedly have their eye on Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan as a potential trade target to bolster their playoff chances.Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times reported the Bucks are "keenly interested" in trading for Jordan, although he granted they are not the front-runners.This report comes after ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said during First Take (via Clevis Murray of NBC Boston) J 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Former Enugu Rangers manager, Alphonsus Dike has backed Nigeria's Super Eagles Team B to edge Libya, 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Third seed Grigor Dimitrov was pushed to the limit before scraping past American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald in the Australian Open second round.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has said he is very happy to continue to work with the Nigerian team following the extension of his contract by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
All work and no play, they say, makes Jack a dull boy. This, perhaps has influenced the decision by Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr to allow his players welcome their wives and girlfriends to visit them in camp on some designated days during the World Cup in Russia.The post Eagles WAGs welcome at Russia World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said while reaction the Super Eagles barren draw against the Amavubi of Rwanda in the ongoing CHAN 2018 in Morocco that Nigerians have no need to fear as everything would be done for the team to qualify from the group that also has Libya [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Kyle Edmund reached the third round of the Australian Open for the first time with a comprehensive win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
England head coach Eddie Jones' new deal will not rule him out of coaching the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, says RFU boss Steve Brown. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Young substitute Oscar Melendo beat Jasper Cillessen with two minutes to go as Espanyol inflicted Barcelona's first defeat since August. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Young substitute Oscar Melendo beat Jasper Cillessen with two minutes to go as Espanyol inflicted Barcelona's first defeat since August. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Espanyol shock Barca 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Oscar Melendo scored a late winner as Espanyol shocked La Liga leaders Barcelona 1-0 in the first leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final at the RCDE Stadium on Wednesday.Melendo's goal two minutes from time came after Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved for the holders. Messi and Barca now have a lot to do when the second instalment of this Catalan derby takes place on Thursday, January 25.Both teams started with matching 4-5-1 formations, with Messi playing a lone role up top for the hold 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Idris Adesina Former Enyimba defender Chima Akas has joined Swedish Premier League side Kalmar FF for an undisclosed fee. Akas, who was part of the Super Eagles to the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda, sealed the move abroad after a successful trial, the club said. The former Shooting Stars left-back signed a three-year contract, [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty in a shootout to see Chelsea past Championship side Norwich City and into the fourth round of the 2018 FA Cup on Wednesday night.Chelsea had been pushed into a replay by the Canaries and still needed penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. The night also saw League One outfit Wigan Athletic thrash Premier League representatives Bournemouth, while Swansea City beat Championship leaders Wolverhampton WanderersHere are the results for Wednesday's r 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
ance Chelsea needed extra-time and penaltiesto unconvincingly scrapepast second-tier Norwich and progress in the FA Cup, with Swansea and Wigan also securing safe passage to round four. Premier League champions Chelsea laboured for much of the game before eventually finding a way past their plucky opponents via a penalty shootout, despite a brilliant performance from the visitors. The visitors grew more confident as the half went on, with Josh Murphy causing the Blues defence problems as the... 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
FA Cup wrap: Blues edge through, Cherries humbled 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesdays FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan. Antonio Contes side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge. They had been forced [] 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Nine-man Chelsea booked their place in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup following a 5-3 penalty shootout win against Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Nigeria star Victor Moses was rested for the match, not included in the matchday squad. The game finished in a 1-1 draw and penalties were needed to [] 


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