SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [9TH JANUARY, 2018].


Tue, 09 Jan 2018
It was a brief moment of unity. A picture which was shared around the world. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Organisers of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, have concluded arrangements to have a training session for all the accredited journalists. This is just as the accreditation process begins today and ends on February 2.The post Access Bank Lagos Marathon: IAAF, CAA experts to lecture Nigerian journalists appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
African Handball ChampionshipThe post African Handball Championship: Nigeria is ready for successful outing ' Ocheho appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Amateur Boxing Federation (NABF) national coach, Anthony Konyegwachie said yesterday that 16 of the 32 boxers camping in Lagos ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games would be decamped soon.The post Ahead 2018 C/wealth Games: Boxing Federation to decamp 16 boxers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Nigerian defender Ola Aina is targeting an extended run in the FA Cup competition after his goal secured a place for Hull City in the fourth round at the expense of Blackburn Rovers whom the Tigers beat 1-0 last Saturday. The win was the Tigers second away from the KCOM Stadium in 14 months and [] 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Aiteo/CAF Awards: Quadruple Record Not My Priority, Says Oshoala 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Talk of the SEC's downfall ended fastthe Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs collide in Monday's College Football Championship Game in Atlanta.There, in the heart of SEC country atMercedes-Benz Stadium, the SEC will grasp a ninth national title over a 12-year span. Nick Saban will claim yet another or see his formerdefensive coordinator Kirby Smart raise one for the conference and a Georgia team built oddly similar to Saban's juggernaut.Keep in mind, too, this is the first y 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly considering signing veteran center Andrew Bogut, who was released by the Los Angles Lakers and cleared waivers on Monday night, according to Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times.Per that report, "I was told shortly after Bogut cleared waivers that at least two teams expressed interest in signing him. The Bucks weren't one of those teams, although a Bucks official said Bucks general manager Jon Horst, along with his staff, have thoroughly discussed the pr 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is back on the practice field ahead of Sunday's AFC Divisional Round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the news Monday, noting Brown "said he feels good.""It's the playoffs -- you've go to do whatever it takes," Brown said after practice, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.This comes after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Brown would be 100 percent and ready to g 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Manchester City are preparing an opening offer for Alexis Sanchez after entering into talks with Arsenal for the want-away striker. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Valencia have reportedly lodged a 12 million offer to sign Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, but West Ham United and Crystal Palace remain interested as the Gunners are "ready to sell" in January.TheMirror's John Cross reported Los Che have made the offer, and Coquelin is looking to move this month in a bid to secure more regular first-team football.The recent return to form of Jack Wilshere has intensified the competition for a place in themidfield at the Emirates Stadium, fur 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Houston Astros are reportedly in the market for more pitching before they begin their World Series defense.On Monday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported Houston has discussed a potential trade for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Passan noted Houston outfielder Derek Fisher has been included in the talks, although he granted Pittsburgh "almost certainly would need Kyle Tucker or Forrest Whitley as a centerpiece."Passan suggested it is no surprise the Astr 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubabar, has urged the home based Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud in the forthcoming African Nations Championship otherwise known as CHAN starting in Morocco later this week.The post Atiku fires up CHAN Eagles for trophy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Damaturu side gaffer has expressed confidence at the readiness of his players ahead of their elite division maiden appearance 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Manchester United will reportedly face a battle to sign Atletico Madrids Antoine Griezmann if they return for him in the summer, as he is unconvinced about a move to the Premier League giants and would prefer to stay in Spain. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Philippe Coutinhos 142m move to Barcelona was officially confirmed on Monday as the playmaker was unveiled to fans at the Nou Camp. The 25-year-old BrazilianThe post Barcelona unveil Philippe Coutinho to fans at Nou Camp appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough appeared to be the Crimson Tide player who yelled "F--k Trump" while walking in the tunnel before Monday night's national championship game between Alabama and Georgia, according to the Sporting News (Warning: NSFW):President Donald Trump is in attendance at the game and walked onto the field prior to the singing of the national anthem. He was met with a mixed reaction at the game, per Nancy Armour of USA Today:Various protests of the president&# 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Brighton beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at the Amex to progress into the FA Cup Fourth Round in what was the first game in English football featuring a video assistant referee. 'The VAR was situated almost 70 miles away in Uxbridge, West London, but there was no need for it to be called into action during a rather uneventful derby. Both managers made a host of changes. Chris Hughton rested seven first team players andintroduced Beram Kayal back into the first team picture.Roy Hodgson left out star 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Middlesbrough will host Brighton and Hove Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup after Glenn Murray's late winner against Crystal Palace. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Middlesbrough will host Brighton and Hove Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup after Glenn Murray's late winner against Crystal Palace. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Chicago Bulls are "still planning to trade forward Nikola Mirotic, which can't happen until Jan. 15 or without his permission, based on his contract," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.Per that report, "Mirotic has been intrigued with the Utah Jazz, whose coach, Quin Snyder, has a reputation for maximizing offensive talent."Mirotic has ostensibly been on the trade block since teammate Bobby Portis punched him in the face during a preseason practice in Octob 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made good on his promise to send Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a bottle of wine after New Orleans' playoff victory against the division rival.Jordan posted a picture of a wine bottle and a mailing address to Newton at the Panthers facility on his Instagram story Monday, per Mike Triplett of ESPN.com."Who would I be if I don't follow through on my word'" the All-Pro wrote.Jordan already had a bottle of wine ready to go in his 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Sporting director Felipe Minambres has confirmed the La Liga side are interested in signing the 24-year-old from Ernesto Valverde's club 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Sporting director Felipe Minambres has confirmed the La Liga side are interested in signing the 24-year-old from Ernesto Valverde's club 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
English FA Cup holders Arsenal were stunned 4-2 by second-tier Nottingham Forest in the third round on Sunday. Eric Lichaj scored twice for the hostsThe post Championship Side Eliminate FA Cup Holders Arsenal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubabar, has urged the home based Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud in the 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
With the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) set to kick off on Saturday, coach Yusuf Salisu has an exciting crop of young players at his disposal. Nigeria will first squareThe post CHAN 2018: Five players who can lead Eagles to victory in Morocco appeared first on TheCable. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Eagles' attacker is optimistic that Salisu Yusuf's side will have a smooth take off in the continental competition 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Chelsea have reportedly hit a roadblock in their pursuit of Juventus defender Alex Sandro because the Serie A champions have slapped an "inflated asking price" on their man.The Blues have picked up winter interest in Sandro after being linked with him in previous transfer windows, but theTelegraph's Matt Law reported they aren't willing to meet Juve's 60 million demands.The Bianconeri are said to be seeking around that sum to part ways with Sandro, who has already indica 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The 60-year-old will take charge of La Roja after the South American giants failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Rafael Nadal enjoyed huge success under the tutelage of his uncle Toni, winning 16 Grand Slams, 30 Masters 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The second SEC national champion of the College Football Playoff era will be named on Monday night inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs will face off in their first meeting since October 3, 2015 with the Tide looking to extend their dynasty and the Bulldogs vying to end a title drought of 38 years. Mercedes-Benz Stadium's official Twitter account set the scene for Monday's game with a glimpse inside the new venue.Alabama head 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Philippe Coutinho's 142m move from Liverpool to Barcelona was officially confirmed on Monday as the 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Barcelonas new record signing Coutinho has declared that he is very happy to have signed for the club for whom he had dreamed of playing and scoring. Brazil midfielder Coutinho, who cost 142m from Liverpool, was officially unveiled as Barcelona player on Monday after passing his medicals. 'It's really emotional to wear the shirt of [] 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year finalist has joined Ben Olsen's side in exchange for a second-round draft pick 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year finalist has joined Ben Olsen's side in exchange for a second-round draft pick 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
British heavyweight Anthony Joshuas unification fight against Joseph Parker could be confirmed this week. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Deontay Burnett is headed to the NFL. The USC Trojans wide receiver announced his intention to enter his name in the 2018 NFL draft Monday, forgoing his final year of eligibility.The junior recorded 86 receptions for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. He was by far the favorite target of quarterback Sam Darnold, who will also be taking his talents to the NFL after announcing his draft intentions earlier this month.Burnett is listed at 6'0" and 170 pounds, and his biggest question 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, to ensure that the Nigerian Super Eagles make an impact in the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia. The minister who spoke to State House Correspondents after a meeting With the President behind closed doors at the weekend said 'the President [] 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
President Donald Trump arrived at field level for the national anthem ahead of Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs.Sports Illustrated showed Trump walking on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta:Trump has been vocal in his criticism of the protest movement during the national anthem sparked by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff noted players fro 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The NBA fined Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green $25,000 after he criticized the state of officiating throughout the league, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday."It's bad. It's horrible," Green said to The Athletic's Anthony Slater (h/t NBC Sports Bay Area). "It'sreallybad. I don't know why it is. But I think it's ridiculous.It's ruining the game. ... It should be one of, if notthemain priority, to be solved. It definitely shoul 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Albert Akota Nigeria's trophy 'hunting Home-based Senior Team will fly out of the country tonight for the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th January ' 4th February 2018. A few days ago, Head Coach Salisu Yusuf named a 23 'man team to fly Nigeria's flag at the finals, where the 2014 [] 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
English FA Cup fourth-round ties after Mondays draw: Liverpool v West Brom Peterborough v Fleetwood or Leicester Huddersfield v Birmingham Notts County v Wolves or Swansea Yeovil v Manchester United Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday v Stevenage or Reading Cardiff or Mansfield v Manchester City MK Dons v Coventry Millwall v Rochdale Southampton v Watford MiddlesbroughRead MoreThe post English FA Cup fourth-round draw appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Brighton & Hove Albionadvanced to the fourth round of the 2017-18 FA Cup after they defeatedCrystal Palace 2-1thanks toa late Glenn Murray winneron Monday evening.The Seagulls started the M23 derby duel as the more positive side and got their opener through Dale Stephens, although Bakary Sako pulled the travelling team level with his long-range strike in the second half.Brighton's reward for the cup victory is a fourth-round meeting with Championship side Middlesbrough after they were d 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Manchester United face a visit to League Two side Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the lowest-ranked side left in the competition were drawn against the 12-time winners on Monday.Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City, meanwhile, were also handed a relatively kind draw as they were matched with either Cardiff City or Mansfield Town, who face a replay after a 0-0 draw on Saturday.Like United, Tottenham Hotspur also face League Two opposition in the shape ofNewport Count 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By James Agberebi: Manchester United have been handed an easy draw as they will be guests to League Two side Yeovil Town while Manchester City will face either Cardiff City or Mansfield away in the fourth round (round 32) of the Emirates FA Cup. The draw was held on Monday night. Newcastle United will be [] 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A consortium of Salford supporters complete their takeover of the club, ending Marwan Koukash's five years as owner. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi are confident of securing a continental ticket from their campaign in the 2017/2018 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), a club official says. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Idris Adesina Newly-promoted Nigeria Premier League side Yobe Desert Stars have allegedly been hit by financial crisis resulting in the teams failure to participate in the National League Super 4 in Lagos. The Yobe State Government-owned club were second in the Northern Conference of the NNL last season, which earned them promotion to the Nigerian [] 
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