SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [4TH JANUARY, 2018].


Thu, 04 Jan 2018
2017: Dalung Thumbs-up Nigerias Achievements in Sports 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Shooting Stars have lamented the death of their former goalkeeper, Raymond King. King died on January 1 in Lagos at the age of 52. In a condolence message signed by the clubs Executive Chairman, Mr Gbolagade Busari, the Ibadan club described Kings death as shocking and untimely. Raymond Kings death is shocking [] 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
CSKA Moscow of Russia striker Aaron Samuel has expressed his desire to make the Nigeria squad to the World Cup next year, but admits he needs to play regularly for his club for that to happen. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
By George Aluo, Accra The city of Accra, Ghana's sedate but attractive capital is the venue for another 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
For the second time running, Nigerian and Chelsea star Victor Moses has been voted out in the ongoing 2017 CAF Team of the Year selection for the best winger in Africa. According to a poll published on CAF's verified Twitter handle, Moses narrowly lost out to Morocco and Wydad Casablanca player Mohamed Ounnajem for the ... 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Inspired by Abdu Maikaba, Akwa United had an enventful season in the 2016/2017 campaign. TheCable takes a look at theirprospects for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. HavingThe post After winning Aiteo Cup, how far can Akwa United go in the NPFL' appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsenal are in talks to sign Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsenal deny Blues three points 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Hector Bellerin's brilliant stoppage-time equaliser prevented Chelsea from moving back into second place in the Premier League as they drew 2-2 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday in a hugely entertaining encounter.An end-to-end first half ended goalless after some fine saves from Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech, but Jack Wilshere opened the scoring for the hosts just after the hour.Eden Hazard equalised soon after from the spot after winning a penalty, and Marcos Alonso then t 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Gunners have completed the signing of the 20-year-old for a fee of around 1.8 million after he was identified by new chief scout Sven Mislintat 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsenal are on the verge of signing 20-year-old defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina.According toMarcus Christenson and Antonis Oikonomidis at the Guardian, the highly-ratedMavropanos is in London to finalise a deal worth 1.2 million.Arsene Wenger confirmed the move, per ESPN's Mattias Karen, but noted Mavropanos will go out on loan before playing for the Gunners.Goal's Chris Wheatley has said thatMavropanos was spotted by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat who 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsenal are reportedly planning to make a move for Borussia Dortmund strikerPierre-Emerick Aubameyang if Alexis Sanchez departs the Emirates Stadium during the January transfer window.According to Sky Sport Italia (via Football Italia), the Gabon forward will become a key target to replace Sanchez should the former Barcelona man move to Manchester City:Sanchez, 29, has only six months remaining on his current Arsenal deal and was heavily linked with a move to City last summer.Sky Blues manager P 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsene Wenger has opened the door to selling Alexis Sanchez this month.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});123456789101112 News by states Click on a state to view related news var $m=jQuery.noConflict(); $m(document).ready(function() { $m('#myimage').mapster({ showToolTip: true, singleSelect : true, clickNavigate : true, scaleMap: true, fillOpacity: 0.3, fillColor: 'd40e01', strokeWidth: 2, mapKey: 'data-key', areas: [{key: '113',stroke:true, 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
England batsman Alastair Cook says he has "got quite a lot of cricket left" and wants to carry on well beyond the current Ashes series in Australia. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Mali international revealed a key factor that has turned the Eagles' season around after Tuesday's win at the St. Mary's Stadium 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Mali international revealed a key factor that has turned the Eagles' season around after Tuesday's win at the St. Mary's Stadium 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Mali international revealed a key factor that has turned the Eagles' season around after Tuesday's win at the St. Mary's Stadium 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
An enthralling derby clash between Arsenal and Chelsea ended 2-2 thanks to Hector Bellerin's brilliant late strike. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
New England Patriots players can cross "act of God" off their list of possible excuses to be late for practice.Special teams star Matthew Slater said Wednesday that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made it clear he wouldn't have any time for players who blamed inclement weather for failing to be at practice on time."You certainly better leave yourself enough time to get here on time tomorrow," Slater said, per ESPN.com's Mike Reiss. "We all know there is weat 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Doug Bracewell was injured in the final T20 against West Indies and is not fit to play in New Zealand's first ODIs with Pakistan. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
If the Miami Marlins decide they want to trade more players from their big league roster, the Atlanta Braves will go after two of their most valuable assets.Per MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Braves have had contact with the Marlins to ask about outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto.Morosi noted talks between the Braves and Marlins "have yet to advance," but Atlanta has a deep pool of prospects to deal from.Both players have expressed their unhappiness with deals ma 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton carried the ball a career-high 139 times in 2017, and the three-time Pro Bowler doesn't envision limiting his role in the running game in the future."That's my edge.I wouldn't expect you or anybody else to take it away," Newton said Wednesday, per ESPN.com's David Newton. "And when I say you, I mean the media as a whole.I'm comfortable running the football, I feel like I help the team when I'm running the footb 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Everton hold talks with Besiktas president Fikret Orman as they attempt to conclude a 27m deal for striker Cenk Tosun. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
With a statement on their official website, EFL Championship club Barnsley have confirmed that Nigerian striker Ike Ugbo has returned to his parent club Chelsea. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Spaniard's forgettable showing in the 2-2 draw at the Emirates, including three missed one-on-ones, was passed off as bad luck by his boss 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Spaniard's forgettable showing in the 2-2 draw at the Emirates, including three missed one-on-ones, was passed off as bad luck by his boss 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Spaniard's forgettable showing in the 2-2 draw at the Emirates, including three missed one-on-ones, was passed off as bad luck by his boss 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Diego Costa made a goalscoring start to life back at Atletico Madrid as he found the back of the net just five minutes after coming on as a substitute in a 4-0 Copa del Rey win over Lleida on Wednesday night.Elsewhere, Valencia were held to a draw at Las Palmas, while Sevilla began life under new coach Vincenzo Montella with a 2-0 win over Cadiz and Alaves secured a 3-1 win over Formentera.Here's a look at all of Wednesday's Copa del Rey results:Lleida 0-4 Atletico MadridFormentera 1-3 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The former Chelsea star made an instant impression on his return to the Colchoneros, leaving his coach enthusiastic about the future 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The former Chelsea star made an instant impression on his return to the Colchoneros, leaving his coach enthusiastic about the future 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The former Chelsea star made an instant impression on his return to the Colchoneros, leaving his coach enthusiastic about the future 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Diego Costa scores five minutes into his Atletico Madrid return after coming off the bench in a 4-0 Copa del Rey win over Lleida Esportiu. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Diego Costa scored his first Atletico Madrid goal since resigning for the club from Chelsea just five minutes after coming on as a substitute during his teams Copa Del Rey tie at Lleida Esportiu on Wednesday. The Spain international swept home Atleticos third goal after driving forward to start the move that gave the away [] 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho will complete a move to Barcelona in the next few days, according to reports in the Spanish media.The post Courtinho picks Barca shirt number 7 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
As much asAJ Styles or the two heels set to collide with him at the Royal Rumble,Daniel Bryan has been at the center of the unfolding WWE Championship story.The SmackDown general manager's strained relationship with CommissionerShane McMahon as well as his recent decisions regardingSami Zayn and Kevin Owens point to him greatly impacting the upcoming WWE title bout. Bryan isn't a figure on the periphery. He's a key player in SmackDown's main event scene.On Tuesday's Smac 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
DeMarcus Cousins knows the up-and-down play from the New Orleans Pelicans needs to change for the squad to reach the playoffs.When asked about what is holding the team back this year, the center had an easy answer."Consistency," Cousins said, per William Guillory of the Times-Picayune. "We might play the right way three games, then play the wrong way four games. Just finding that consistency, being OK with being a boring team that plays the right way every night. I think it's 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Waiting time is over. Chelsea Star, Diego Costa only played for three seasons at Chelsea, but its safe to say no one will ever forgetThe post Diego Costa Unveiled By Atletico Madrid See What He Said About Chelsea appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
President Donald Trump will reportedly be in attendance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday for the College Football Playoff Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama.Per Greg Bluestein of theAtlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are expected to be at the game and will be hosted by Nick Ayers, who is Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff.If Trump attends the Georgia-Alabama game, it will mark his second appearance at a major college football game in the pa 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Miami Dolphins reportedly hiredDowell Loggains as their new offensive coordinator on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Loggains will take over as head coach Adam Gase's right-hand man after spending the last two years in the same role with the Chicago Bears.Rapoport added former Dolphins offensive coordinatorClyde Christensen is "likely to remain with the team and transition to another role."According to theMiami Herald'sArmando Salguero, Gase will c 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Green Bay Packers are reportedly making more changes following a 7-9 showing that caused them to miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season.On Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reported that sources told him and colleague Chris Mortensen the Packers will move forward without Edgar Bennett as offensive coordinator and Alex Van Pelt as quarterbacks coach.This is just the latest shakeup for Green Bay's front office and coaching staff.The teamannouncedon Tuesday that execu 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
English Premier League table after Wednesdays match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Man City 22 20 2 0 64 13 62 Man Utd 22 14 5 3 45 16 47 Chelsea 22 14 4 4 41 16 46 Liverpool 22 12 8 2 50 25 44 Tottenham 21 12 4 5 [] 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Hector Bellerin came to Arsenals rescue as the defenders last-gasp strike earned a dramatic 2-2 draw in a heated London derby against Chelsea on Wednesday. Bellerin looked set to be the villain of the piece for Arsenal after the Spaniards foul on Eden Hazard conceded a penalty that allowed the Chelsea star to cancel out [] 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Super Eagles goalkeepers, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Ajiboye, have paid tributes to the late former international goalkeeper, Raymond King, following his death in Lagos on Monday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. King, aged 52 died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. The former flamboyant goalkeeper was a member of the Flying Eagles squad ... 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
New Year's Day proved quite the rollercoaster for Irish footballer Kevin O'Connor. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
New Year's Day proved quite the rollercoaster for Irish footballer Kevin O'Connor. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Anthony Joshua is once again on the radar of Tyson Fury, who challenged his rival to a showdown later in 2018. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has renewed his criticism of the Premier League's fixture schedule, urging organizers to think about the risk players were facing with games held so closely together over the festive period. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has renewed his criticism of the Premier League's fixture schedule, urging organizers to think about the risk players were facing with games held so closely together over the festive period. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
World number one Simona Halep assured herself of top billing for the Australian Open after powering past 
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