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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [10 JANUARY, 2018].


Wed, 10 Jan 2018

The Nottingham Forest defender's quest for a pet pooch became something of an online campaign after his FA Cup heroics against Arsenal.

His two goals helped secure a shock 4-2 victory against the cup holders at the City Ground on Sunday.

But it was a deal struck with wife Kathryn that became the biggest talking point in the Lichaj family in the aftermath of Forest's famous win.

The USA international has been longing for a dog for some time, and he and Kathryn even had a pact - he scores a hat-trick and he gets a dog.

Two goals obviously do not make a hat-trick, but, after Forest team-mates and fans joined in Eric's crusade, Kathryn eventually had no choice but to relent.

Now Eric, 29, has a dog - and it is aptly named after the side which he scored twice against in the cup. Welcome 'Gunner' to the Lichaj family.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Football Supporters Club national chairman Sam Ikpea has said more than 500 members of the club will be in Russia to support the Super Eagles at the 2018 World Cup in the Euroasian country. Nigeria open their Russia 2018 campaign against Croatia on June 16. Ikpea said, We are going to give the [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Sam Ikpea, has said the body has stepped up moves to guarantee massive support for the Super Eagles at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in RussiaThe post 500 supporters to cheer Eagles at World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Orlando Magic removed power forward Aaron Gordon from the starting lineup prior to Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks because he reportedly was late for a team flight on Monday, according to theOrlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins.The team's public relations department announced prior to tipoff that Gordon wouldn't start due to "a violation of team rules."Mario Hezonja, who has played69 percentof his minutes at power forward this season, started at the 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Italian club have no intention to leave the iconic stadium, despite comments made by mayor Giuseppe Sala on Tuesday 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Italian club have no intention to leave the iconic stadium, despite comments made by mayor Giuseppe Sala on Tuesday 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
As the India Pro Wrestling League begins yesterday, Purity Akuh, the coach of Africas No. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Team Nigeria made a flying start in their quest for glory at the ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Tennis Championship qualifiers in Lome, Togo with no fewer than eight of its 12 players advancing to the next stage of the event. While Oyinlomo Quadri, who is Nigeria's highest ranked junior player, got a byeRead MoreThe post Africa Junior Tennis: Team Nigeria start well appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Crimson Tide title drought didn't last long. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Chelseaconfirmed centre-back Andreas Christensen has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2022.The Blues announced the news on Tuesday, and the defender said: "It feels really good to sign a new contract, and I'm just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future. I've played a lot of games, I'm enjoying it at the club and everything is working well." Christensen has risen to prominence under manager Antonio Conte this season and be 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
By Johnny Edward: Nigerian midfielder Afeez Aremu has departed the shores of the country aboard an Africa World Airlines on Tuesday to join up with his new team IK Start for their pre-season campaign in Norway en-route Ghana Completesportsnigeria.com can report. Aremu signed a two-year deal with the newly promoted Norwegian club IK Start in [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Vithushan Ehantharajah has his say on what the future holds for England and Trevor Bayliss after another 4-0 series defeat. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Atletico Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday after seeing off third-tier Lleida, while new signing Luciano Viettos hat-trick fired Valencia past Las Palmas. Playing in front of a sparsely populated Wanda Metropolitano, it took dominant Atletico until the 57th minute to extend their 4-0 first leg lead, [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
"Big" John McCarthy may or may not be done refereeing but going forward, fans are going to be hearing a lot of him rather than seeing a lot of him.On Tuesday afternoon, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker made the surprise announcement that McCarthy had taken a job with the promotion as acolor commentator, with his debut set for January 20 at Bellator 192.While there initially were questions regarding whether this meant he was officially retiring from refereeing, McCarthy appeared onThe 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Arsenal are said to be keen to sign Cristian Pavon, but Boca Juniors revealed there have not yet been any approaches for the striker. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive endYannick Ngakoueaccused Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito of directing racial slurs at him during Sunday's AFC Wild Card Game, but Bills general manager Brandon Beane told reporters Tuesday that might not have been the case."There was definitely an exchange,"Beane said, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak."I think there's a misunderstanding of what was said."Ngakoue tweeted his initial accusation against Incognito 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Braun Strowman isn't like other men.That much is clear at first sight. The fearsome WWE Superstar is among the few human beings who can tower over Brock Lesnar, making him a physical underdog.The Monster Among Men's destructive exploits on WWE Raw over the past year-plus drive home the idea that Strowman is the sole member of his species. The other Raw Superstars don't launch desk chairs at foes like fastballs. They don't exude a Godzilla-like aura. They don't pull off t 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre will open up about his career and his history of head injuries in an upcoming documentary, Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis.According to Carrie Brunner of the NB Herard, the show will premier on the Stadium network Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET.Favre serves as executive producer of the documentary and is expected to share personal stories about his injuries.The 48-year-old spent 20 years in the NFL, mostly with the Packers, wit 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Brighton forward Izzy Brown has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage in Monday night's FA Cup third-round win over Crystal Palace. Brown limped out of the game after only six minutes and underwent assessment on Tuesday which revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The 21-year-old is currently on loan from Chelsea and is now expected to return to his parent club where he will undergo surgery, before a programme of rehabilitation. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Nick Saban won his fifth national championship in nine years at Alabama on Monday night, but Bruce Arians said Saban could consider another jump to the NFL.On The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Tuesday, the former Arizona Cardinals coach said Saban covets the New York Giants job:When asked why the Giants would be so appealing, Arians simply said, "Because they're the New York Giants.""When we grew up, they were the thing," he said.Arians, 65, announced his retirement from co 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Most of the conflicts and violence that erupt in most football match venues across the world have been 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Sergio Aguero saved Manchester Citys blushes on Tuesday night by scoring a 92nd-minute winner to rescue a 2-1 victory for the Premier League leaders in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against a Bristol City side at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne scored Manchester Citys other goal while Bobby Reid scored for [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Nigeria, His Excellency Moha Ou Ali Tagma has rated the Super 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, with the Bundesliga champions potentially considering a sale.Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live'sEuro Leagues Football Show, punditJulien Laurens said the German team are thinking about moving the Chilean superstar on but not until next summer (h/tLuke Gardenerof theDaily Star).Laurens said:"I think the player that Bayern want to off-load is Arturo Vidal."I think it's an open secret that Bayern think th 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Blues boss has revealed that his club tried to sign the now Liverpool defender but that they missed out on their target 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Blues boss has revealed that his club tried to sign the now Liverpool defender but that they missed out on their target 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Danish international Andreas Christensens impressive performances for Chelsea this season were rewarded on Tuesday with a new long-term contract at the Premier League champions. The 21-year-old central defender who has been with Chelsea since he was 15 has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract after replacing David Luiz as a first choice central [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
City snatch first leg win 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews underwent a knee procedure considered a "cleanup" following the regular season, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.The Packers can ill-afford a long-term absence from Matthewswho has comprised half of an imposing pass-rushing tandem opposite Nick Perryalthough he should be fine by the start of next season.The six-time Pro Bowler had a bounce-back year in 2017, registering 44 total tackles and a team-high 8.5 sacks. He is entering the final year of h 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Virgil van Dijk was a transfer target for Chelsea before the defender signed for Liverpool, according to Antonio Conte. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Blues boss said he doesn't have any hatred for his counterparts despite a week of verbal sparring in his press conferences 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Blues boss said he doesn't have any hatred for his counterparts despite a week of verbal sparring in his press conferences 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Atletico Madrid advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Copa del Rey on Tuesday, defeating Catalan sideLleida Esportiu 3-0 at theWanda Metropolitano Stadium to complete a 7-0 victory on aggregate.The hosts struck three times in the second half after a resolute defensive action kept the La Liga side at bay until half-time in the round of 16.Valencia join Atleti in the last eight after defeating Las Palmas 4-0 at home, as Los Che moved through the gears to pummel the visitors.The hosts progress 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
DeAndre Liggins reportedlyis headed to the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Liggins was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday after appearing in 31 games, averaging 1.8 points in 15.5 minutes per game.The Pelicans will use an injury exception to add the 6'6" small forward to the roster, per Wojnarowski.The 29-year-old has been well-traveled in his NBA career, which began as a second-round draft pick by the Orlando Magic in 2011. He 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Derby County have confirmed that manager Gary Rowett has signeda new contract with the Rams despite heavy links with a move to struggling 'Premier League side Stoke City. Having parted ways with former boss Mark Hughes after the Potters' FA Cup defeat to Coventry City on the weekend, rumours have emerged that'the club were favouring a move for the Derby manager,who has led his side to second in the 'Championship table this season. However, with 'Derby having claimed that 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Four New Zealand rugby players, including a former Black Fern and New Zealand Under-20 international, have been suspended for doping. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
By Joe Apu With six months to the elective congress of the Nigeria Football Federation, former chairman 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
England's Joe Marler will miss the start of the Six Nations after pleading guilty to striking TJ Ioane with his shoulder. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
English football uses VAR for the first time 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The Kansas City Chiefs namedEric Bieniemyas their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday after Matt Nagy accepted the Chicago Bears' head coaching position."I've known Eric a long time, both as a player and a coach," head coach Andy Reid said, according to the team's release. "He's done a phenomenal job with our running backs and has been involved in every aspect of our offense over the last five years. Hes a great teacher and has earned this opportunity. I know 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The American fullback showed off his new pet on Tuesday despite not netting a hat trick against Arsenal 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The American fullback showed off his new pet on Tuesday despite not netting a hat trick against Arsenal 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Ertugral bemoans missed chances 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Ajax Cape Town raced into the lead once more, only to suffer defeat for the second time in five days as Mamelodi Sundowns claimed a 2-1 win at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday evening. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Falconets will on Saturday take on their South African counterparts in the first leg of the final round of African qualifying race for this years France 2018 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup in August. Falconets coach Chris Danjuma told thenff.com that his charges, who are scheduled to travel to South Africa on Wednesday, were prepared [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Nigerias U20 National women's football team (Falconets), will on Saturday take on their South African counterparts in the first leg of the final round of African qualifying race for this years FIFA U20 Womens World Cup finals. 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Federal Government has issued queries to 42 universities for allegedly charging more than the N2,000 instructed by the Federal Ministry of Education to conduct their 2017 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. This was made known on Tuesday by the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, at a [] 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Nigeria U-20 women team will leave for South Africa today ahead of Saturday's U20 Women's World Cup 

Wed, 10 Jan 2018
The former Chelsea boss was hospitalised on Tuesday due to back pain sustained in an accident when the Overdrive Toyota driver hit a dune in Peru