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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [6TH JANUARY, 2018].


Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Samuel Ikpea, National Chairman, Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), yesterday said the club would take 1,000 of its members to cheer the Super Eagles at Russia 2018 World Cup.
Ikpea made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos while reviewing the club’s preparations for the World Cup holding from June.

He said the club had set machinery in motion toward ensuring that the supporters club was adequately represented in the quadrennial football fiesta in Russia.
“We are already mobilising our members for the World Cup in Russia. We have sent messages to the 20 registered member states and Abuja to send 50 of their members for the competition.
“We have been in the business of doing that for a very long time now, we also have members outside the country and we are ensuring that wherever they are, they are going to Russia.
“Our Marketing Unit is already saddled with sourcing of funds and the sponsors of our trip to Russia because we are a non-governmental organisation (NGO), so we need to source for the funds.
“I want to assure Nigerians that we have been doing that for the past 62 years when the club was formed and we will not fail this time around,” he said.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Eleven people were injured Friday when a barrier collapsed at the Gulf Cup final in Kuwait, shortly after Oman beat the United Arab Emirates on penalties to claim the title. Sattam al-Sahli, head of communications for the 23rd Gulf Cup, told AFP they had been hospitalised for minor injuries after falling from an elevated platform [] 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Banyana Banyana handler says her side's award at Thursday's Gala in Accra was their first continental honour as a team 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
It was a debut to remember for the world's most expensive defender as Virgil van Dijk netted the winner for Liverpool against Everton. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Africa's leading indigenous energy solution company, Aiteo Group, is basking in the euphoria of a highly 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Both at home and abroad this season Manchester City has swept all before them. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Arsenal Begin FA Cup Title Defence 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Arsenal are lining up Boca Juniors starletCristian Pavon as Alexis Sanchez's long-term replacement at the Emirates Stadium.Ed Malyonof The Independent reported the Gunners will attempt to recruit the attacker in the summer, opening the door for Sanchez's potential departure. The Argentina international has been on manager Arsene Wenger's radar for an extended period, and he could now be subject of an offer from the north London giants.Per Malyon, Boca would want an initial fee of 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Bath return to winning ways in the Premiership with a high-scoring bonus-point victory against Worcester Warriors. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Bath were rampant at Worcester Warriors as Kahn Fotuali'i helped the visitors end a three-match losing Premiership streak. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The best golf images from 2018. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Bill Belichick was the New York Giants' defensive coordinator from 1985 to 1990, and he may be considering filling the team's head coaching vacancy amid a reported rift between Belichick, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and owner Robert Kraft.The New York Daily News' Gary Myers spoke to a source who said Belichick "sees an opening" to coach the Giants and that this offseason "is his last chance" to take the job.ESPN's Seth Wickersham reported Fr 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The governing board of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia has challenged players and officials of the team to go for glory in the Nigeria Professional Football League and other competitions this season in order to justify the huge investment in the club. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Boone Logan agreed to terms on a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reported Friday.Heyman shared the particulars of the deal:The veteran has been in the league since 2006 and brings plenty of experience to his new club after playing for the Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians.In his one season with the Indians, Logan had a 4.71 ERA but a 3.16 FIP in 21 innings as a lefty specialist, per Baseball Reference.H 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Eleven people were injured Friday when a barrier collapsed at the Gulf Cup final in Kuwait, shortly after Oman beat the United Arab Emirates on penalties to claim the title.The post Breaking: 11 injured as stadium barrier collapses at Gulf Cup final appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez agreed a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors on Friday after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, the Argentine team announced.The post Breaking: Tevez leaves China, signs for Boca Juniors for 3rd time appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Carlos Tevez returns to Argentine club Boca Juniors after an unsuccessful spell with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Everton have completed the signing of Cenk Tosun, signing the Turkey striker on a four-and-a-half-year contract, per the club's official website.The Toffees have paid Besiktas 27 million for the attacker, with Tosun expressing his eagerness to impress on Merseyside, per BT Sport Score.Tosun's arrival answers manager Sam Allardyce's desire for a striker who will add pace, goals and physical presence to the Everton forward line. Allardyce had recently talked up the Toffees' nee 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Even with more teams having a strong case to be included in the national title conversation this year,College Football Playoff director Bill Hancock doesn't see the current format expanding beyond four teams any time soon.Hancock addressed the topic of playoff expansion in a meeting with reporters on Friday in Atlanta, site of the College Football Playoff Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia."It would take a unanimous vote from all the conferences for that kind of movement to 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
UEFA Champions League winner Wesley Sneijder is headed for the Middle East to team up with Qatars Al-Gharafa after his misadventure at Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. The Netherlands international, who joined Nice in August after being released from his Galatasaray contract, started only four league games this season. Hes now confirmed that the Qatar [] 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is up for the fight, with rival bosses having taken aim at the Italian this week. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Antonio Conte has neither confirmed nor denied reports linking Chelsea with West Ham United striker Andy Carroll. Blues boss Conte said: "As I've said before, I don't know. I gave my opinion to the club but the club then decides the players we can buy or we can sell," per Rory O'Callaghan of Sky Sports.Conte's noncommittal comes hot on the heels of rumours about a possible January bid from Chelsea for Carroll. The Daily Mail's Simon Jonesnoted how Conte is keen 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Antonio Conte has neither confirmed nor denied reports linking Chelsea with West Ham United striker Andy Carroll. Blues boss Conte said: "As I've said before, I don't know. I gave my opinion to the club but the club then decides the players we can buy or we can sell," per Rory O'Callaghan of Sky Sports.Conte's noncommittal comes hot on the heels of rumours about a possible January bid from Chelsea for Carroll. The Daily Mail's Simon Jonesnoted how Conte is keen 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Eden Hazard has rejected a second offer of a new contract from Chelsea, and the attacker reportedly could be preparing to depart for Real Madrid.French media outletRMC(h/tMetro) reported Hazard has refused the Premier League champions' latest terms as they attempt to tie him to Stamford Bridge. The Belgium superstar is already under contract until 2020, but Chelsea wish to extend his stay further.According to RMC, Hazard has refused to tie himself to the club after two fresh offers which wo 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
While you were sleeping, Chris Jericho made his long-awaited return to New Japan Pro Wrestling with an unbelievable match against Kenny Omega. And in one of WWE's busiest months of the year, New Japan Pro Wrestling will also figure to make its imprint with its version of WrestleMania.Many stories shocked and awed this past week, but they start and end with Alpha vs Omega.Begin Slideshow 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The Blues boss is happy to welcome the club's latest recruit and says the midfielder has all the attributes to be a success at Stamford Bridge 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The Blues boss is happy to welcome the club's latest recruit and says the midfielder has all the attributes to be a success at Stamford Bridge 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Liga MX returns this weekend with Cruz Azul hosting Tijuana, with both sides entering the 2018 Clausura with new coaches 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The Cleveland Cavaliers could get a boost from Derrick Rose during the team's current road trip.Per ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Rose said Friday "there's a chance" he could be back in the lineup before Cleveland ends a five-game road trip against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 12.Rose has only played in seven games for the Cavs this season, with his last appearance coming on Nov. 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks.The 2010-11 NBA MVP suffered a sprained ankle against the Bucks on Oct. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
ESPN reportedly fired Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis on Friday after they were accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by former NFL Network employeeJami Cantor last month.According toSports Business Daily's John Ourand, McNabb and Davis were let go "following a monthlong investigation" into their conduct while they were employees at NFL Network.In her complaint, Cantor alleged McNabb "sent her sexually inappropriate text messages," according to theNew York Times& 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has won the CAF African Player of the Year award, beating out his Senegalese club teammate Sadio Mane for the continent's top individual footballing honor. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Zimbabwe president visited opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is suffering from cancer, at his home in Harare. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Turkish president is welcomed by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Virgil van Dijk's late header condemned Everton to a 2-1 FA Cup loss against Liverpool, but Sam Allardyce had no criticism of his side. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Cenk Tosun has been challenged with helping to solve Everton's lack of Premier League goals after joining from Besiktas. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Everton have confirmed the signing of Turkey international Cenk Tosun from Besiktas. The deal was announced on Evertons Twitter account and official website on Friday night. The news was broken by the official Twitter account with an exclusive reveal video that showed the 26-year-old outside USM Finch Farm following his arrival from Besiktas. Tosun, 26, [] 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Ross Barkley has completed his widely anticipated move from Everton to Chelsea, the reigning Premier League Champions announced on Friday.The post Evertons Barkley completes Chelsea switch appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
By Adeboye Amosu: Former Argentina coach Alfio Basile believes Nigeria will be tough opponents for the Albiceleste at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but insisted that his countrymen can take advantage of what he perceived a weak defence to earn a win against the Africans. The South Americans are Group D along with [] 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Liverpool and Manchester United both reached the fourth round of the 2018 FA Cup after beating Everton and Derby County on Friday. The Premier League giants fielded strong teams and made the most of home ties to make it through.Here are the final scores from Friday's matches:Liverpool 2-1 EvertonManchester United 2-0 Derby CountyHere's the updated third-round schedule for televised games:Saturday, January 6Fleetwood Town vs. Leicester City, 12:45 p.m. GMT/7:45 a.m. ET. BBC One/Fox Spor 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Manchester United qualified for the fourth round of the English FA Cup after defeating hard fighting Championship side Derby County 2-0 at Old Trafford on Friday. Two late goals in the final five minutes from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku secured a place in Mondays draw for the fourth round of the competition for the [] 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
By James Agberebi:New signing and worlds most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk was the hero for Liverpool as he scored the winner in their hard-fought 2-1 win against city rivals Everton in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup at Anfield on Friday night. Liverpool dominated in the early part and deservedly went 1-0 [] 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Roger Federers early season confidence is soaring after he led Switzerland into the Hopman Cup final with another masterclass against top-10 rival Jack Sock at the mixed teams tournament in Perth yesterday. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Fiorentina denied Inter the chance to head into the mid-season break with a win, Giovanni Simeone converting a stoppage-time equaliser. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Fiorentina denied Inter the chance to head into the mid-season break with a win, Giovanni Simeone converting a stoppage-time equaliser. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The 100th league goal of'Mauro Icardi's career couldn't stop Inter's winless run in Serie A stretching to five games, as a late Giovanni Simeone equaliser deniedLuciano Spalletti's side a scrappy win. The result means that Inter could drop down to fourth at the end of the weekend, with Napoli and Juventus moving closer to creating a true two-horse title race. Mauro Icardi scores the 100th league goal of his career: Inter (90) Sampdoria (10) pic.twitter.com/31HjIVezuS &#0 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Edinburgh sweep lowly Southern Kings aside to earn a bonus-point Pro14 win in wet and wild conditions at Myreside. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
A football fan known as Obinna Igwe has been shot dead while two others sustained bullet wounds following fracas involving some policemen and a footballThe post Football match turns bloody in Ebonyi as police kill, injure fans appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
A football player was on Thursday killed in a fracas involving police officers in the Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi. Several people were injured during the melee. The policeThe post Footballer killed as fans disrupt tournament final in Ebonyi appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Free State Stars beat Bidvest Wits 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday night.