SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [8TH JANUARY, 2018].


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Eight teams are left in the postseason tournament as the NFL has reached the divisional playoff round.The Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers are not among those eight teams, as those four were eliminated during the Wild Card Round.Here's a look at the draft order as it stands going into the divisional playoffs and a more detailed look at three draft picks who could go near the top of the first round. 2018 NFL Draft Order1. Cleveland Browns2. New York 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Akwa United on Saturday unveiled their 16 new signees at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. They are Etboy Akpan, who was signed from a Slovenian club, Ubong Essien (Wellcome Time Academy Kano), Emmanuel Charles (Akwa Starlet), Daniel Ekpo (Rivers United), Kenneth James (El-Kanemi Warriors), Aminu Nuhu (Adamawa United), Aniekeme Asuquo (Akwa [] 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has commended the Confederation of African Football and 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
AC Milan have reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Theo Walcott after Arsenal offered the English winger to the Italian giants.According to Calciomercato.com, Walcott is eager to secure a move away from the Emirates Stadium in January, as he needs more game time if he is to have a chance of going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Arsenal reportedly offered him to Milan, but the Rossoneri turned down the chance to sign him, as they have no plans to bolster their attack in the current transfer 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly opted to try and sign Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez this month rather than Virgil van Dijk. Meanwhile, the Gunners are said to have a bid ready for Cristian Pavon.Jack Staplehurst of theDaily Star cited a report fromThe Sun and wrote that City were "very much in the race" for Van Dijk prior to his 75 million move from Southampton to Liverpool, but Guardiola prioritised a deal for Sanchez.The Sun also provided quotes from an alleg 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Nigeria's trophy 'hunting Home-based Senior Team will fly out of the countrytonight for the 5thAfrican 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
England's awful Ashes ends with an innings-and-123-run defeat in Sydney as Australia complete a 4-0 series win. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
England captain Joe Root makes a half-century in the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney despite being treated in hospital before play. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Gareth Bale scores twice in his first La Liga start for Real Madrid since 20 September but his side can only draw with Celta Vigo. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
BARCELONA are growing increasingly confident of landing Philippe Coutinho in January, with the Brazilian pushing for a move, according to the Mirror . There is a growing feeling from the Spanish outfit that a bid over 130 million will get the deal done, with Coutinho having pulled out of Liverpool's match against Burnley on New [] 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Philippe Coutinho says his move to Barcelona is a "dream come true" before his official presentation at the Nou Camp on Monday. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Celta Vigo have reportedly made an offer to sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan during the January transfer window.According toRadio Vigo (viaSport), Celta bossJuan Carlos Unzue is keen to add Suarez, 24, to his squad and Celta made their offer for the Spaniard when they met Barca in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.The report added Barca's capture of Philippe Coutinho could facilitate Suarez's exit as his playing time is likely to be limited even further after the Brazilian&#03 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
LaLiga leaders Barcelona have provided the first glimpse of the club's new signing, Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The pair have been England team-mates and now they are due to meet up in West London after the Blues completed the transfer on Friday 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card matchup Sunday. It was the Bills' first trip to the postseason and the Jaguars' first home playoff contest since the 1999 season.Both teams showed their rust.Blake Bortles threw a one-yard touchdown pass toBen Koyack, and the Jaguars defense throttled the Bills on their way to a 10-3 victory.The Bills stalled on their last-minute drive to tie the game, during which starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered an injury 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Australian Nick Kyrgios made the most of his limited opportunities to win his first ATP Tour title on 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Buhari to Dalung: Nigeria Must Not End up as Spectator in... 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Suffice it to say Cameron Jordan isn't impressed by Matt Kalil.The New Orleans Saints pass-rusher called the Carolina Panthers left tackle "Speedbump McGee" in his postgame meeting with reporters following New Orleans' 31-26 win in Sunday's wild-card matchup.Jordan recorded a sack and two quarterback hits, and the Saints brought Cam Newton down four timesincluding Carolina's final offensive play. Newton was also hit with an intentional grounding call when he attempt 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was evaluated for a concussion in Sunday's NFC Wild CardGame against the New Orleans Saints, the Panthers announced.Medical personnel cleared Newton to return in the fourth quarter. After the game, Newton said he was hit in the eye and that the concussion test was precautionary, perTiffanyBlackmonof the NFL Network.Newton exited the game briefly after a big hit from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata. Both ESPN's Josina Anderson and Pro Foot 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton downplayed what's likely to be a minor controversy for his team following a 31-26 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card Round.The Panthers confirmed Newton had been evaluated for and eventually cleared of a potential concussion after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata hit him immediately following a Tyeler Davison sack late in the fourth quarter. Newton told reporters after the game he was dealing with an eye injury rather than some 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Real Madrid lost more ground on Barcelona in the La Liga title race after they were held to a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo inside anelectricBalaidos on Sunday evening. The hosts took the lead via a simply stunning Daniel Wass chip on the half-hour mark, but less than five minutes later Los Blancos were the ones with the advantagethanks to two quick-fire Gareth Bale finishes before the break. However, during a difficult second period for the Spanish capital side, the hosts eventually drew... 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Zinedine Zidane's men are 16 points behind Barcelona in the Primera Division and will be looking to Europe in an attempt to save their season 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The home-based Super Eagles will fly out to Morocco on Monday for the fifth African Nations Championship. The tournament will take place from January 13 to February 4. Dayo EnebiThe post CHAN 2018: Home-based Eagles head to Morocco on Monday appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Salisu Yusuf's side will depart for the north African country on Monday ahead of their African Nations Championship campaign 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
CHAN: Home-based Eagles Depart for Morocco 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Chelsea will reportedly target AC Milan goalkeeperGianluigi Donnarumma if they lose current No. 1 Thibaut Courtois.According toMundo Deportivo(via Goal), the Stamford Bridge outfit are still hoping to get the Belgian stopper to sign a new deal with the club but will go afterDonnarumma if he does leave in the summer.Courtois, 25, has been heavily linked with Real Madrid recently and he has admitted he is tempted by a return to Spainhe previously spent three years on loan at Atletico Madridbecause 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
A highly-rated Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu has completed his transfer to Premier League side West Ham following a successful trial. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Nigeria has been drawn alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Despite being ranked number one in Africa and 32nd in theThe post Commonwealth Games: DTigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Nigeria has been grouped alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
By Johnny Edward: Nigerias DTigers have been drawn alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event for the XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. According to the fixtures released by the organisers of the competition, D'Tigers will start their campaign against New Zealand on Friday 6th April, 2018 before facing Canada [] 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Nigeria has been grouped alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the XXI 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Blues boss has revealed how he is planning to use the club's latest recruit as he continues his recovery from a long term injury 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Reds legend is sad to see his former club sell their star player, saying they have lost a significant amount of creativity on the pitch 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Reds legend is sad to see his former club sell their star player, saying they have lost a significant amount of creativity on the pitch 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The ex-Liverpool man is keen to join up with some of the Catalans' world-renowned stars, as he was unveiled as their latest signing on Sunday 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The ex-Liverpool man is keen to join up with some of the Catalans' world-renowned stars, as he was unveiled as their latest signing on Sunday 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has advised Nigerian youths to emulate the 2017 AITEO CAF Women Footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Sports minister Solomon Dalung has advised Nigerian youths to emulate the 2017 AITEO CAF Woman Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshola. While congratulating the China-based striker, Dalung said Oshoala deserves the award. In a country dominated by a young population between the ages of 19 and 30, there is a need to channel our energies [] 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says President Muhammadu Buhari has charged him to ensure the Super Eagles perform well at the World Cup. Dalung said the president expectsThe post Dalung: Buhari said Super Eagles must not go to Russia as spectators appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Mike Dean admits his decision to award West Brom an 89th-minute penalty in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal was "wrong", according to referees' chief Mike Riley. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
President Donald Trump will be in attendance for Monday's national title game between Alabama and Georgia, but he isn't expected to do an on-camera interview for ESPN."We're still taking to the White House. I don't get the sense he's going to do an interview," Stephanie Druley, ESPN senior vice president for events and studio programs, said Sunday, per Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press. "We will, obviously, show him at the game when we see where he is 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Although the Jacksonville Jaguars advanced to the AFC Divisional Round with a 10-3 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, their head coach acknowledged they have problems to address ahead of the next round."We never really got into a rhythm and weren't able to get anything on third down," Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said, per ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco. "I'd be a fool to sit here and say I'm not concerned, but I'm going to take a step back and go ahead 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Carolina Panthers went 11-3 in games this season not played against the New Orleans Saints.Unfortunately, they went 0-3 in contests against their division rival.Drew Brees threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the Saints defense got a critical last-second stop on their way to a 31-26 win over Carolina in Sunday's NFC wild-card matchup.The Saints sacked Cam Newton on 4th-and-23 on a potential game-winning drive that went deep into New Orleans territory before stalling. A critical N 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Dustin Johnson got 2018 off to a great start, winning theSentryTournament of Championsat the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.Johnson finished at 24 under, eight strokes ahead of Jon Rahm. It's Johnson's first victory on the PGA Tour since he won a playoff against Jordan Spieth at the 2017 Northern Trust in August.Here's how the top 10 shook out, with the full leaderboard available onPGATour.com:2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions Leaderboard1. Dustin Johnson (-24)2. Jon Rahm 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhamamdu Buhari has asked sports minister Solomon Dalung to ensure that the Super Eagles do not participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia as spectators. He also urged him to ensure that the country sustains the tempo of successes recorded in the sports sector in 2017. Dalung disclosed the presidential [] 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The coach provided an update on the South American stars after the pair missed Sunday's Coupe de France clash due to tardiness 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
England recall James Vince, Mark Wood and Sam Billings for the International Twenty20 Series against Australia and New Zealand. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The former Jamaican world-record holder hopes his March trial with Borussia Dortmund will help propel his soccer career. Usain Bolt has set his sights high as he looks to realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer at the age of 31. The legendary eight-time Olympic gold medal winning sprinter walked away from his record breaking track and field career when he limped out of the London World Championships in August and now he has opened up to Yahoo Sports on his dream to make it big in 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup third round on Sunday with a 4-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest as Tottenham Hotspur were the only one of three Premier League teams in action who booked their place in the next stage.Former Aston Villa defender Eric Lichaj scored either side of Per Mertesacker's equaliser before a Ben Brereton penalty. Danny Welbeck reduced the deficit to one goal again, but Kieran Dowell's late spot-kick sealed Arsenal's demise.Tottenham demolished Wimbledon 3- 
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