SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [18 MARCH, 2018].


Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The athletic Nigerian and CSKA Moscow of Russia winger, Ahmed Musa, has dedicated the goal he scored against French giants, Lyon to versatile Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Lagos Chippa United of South Africa's Daniel Akpeyi and fellow goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho of Spain's Deportivo La Coruna, will report to the team's camp in Wroclaw, Poland, in preparation for the friendly match between Nigeria and Poland on Friday, March 23, 2018. It has been confirmed that the United Kingdom and Polish embassies in South []The post Akpeyi, Uzoho Join Super Eagles Camp Monday appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Akwa United striker, Victor Mbaoma, has said his side are quite hopeful to get the desired result against the Libyan giants, Al-lttihad Club, Tripoli. Akwa United are hosts of the North African side in Sunday's Caf Confederation Cup first round second leg clash at the, Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. The Nigeria's []The post Akwa won't fail Al-lttihad test Mbaoma appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry will likely have to write a check to the NBA after criticizing the officiating in his team's 107-101 defeat to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.Gentry said after the game referees "can't guess on plays when you got teams playing for playoff spots." He was also angered by his belief that he and his players can be assessed a technical foul "for walking away from a guy." Fox Sports New Orleans shared his full postgame c 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational could resemble a major with Henrik Stenson leading a competitive group of big-named players on top of the leaderboard.Stenson is up one stroke on Bryson DeChambeau after shooting a 71 Saturday to bring his score to 12 under for the tournament.However, Rory McIlroy (-10), Justin Rose (-9), Rickie Fowler (-8) and Tiger Woods (-7) are among those in the top 10 through 54 holes.This could set upwhat should be an exciting final round from Bay Hill Clu 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Josef Martinez's hat trick paced the latest home romp, which helped the club reclaim a place as a league powerhouse 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Josef Martinez's hat trick paced the latest home romp, which helped the club reclaim a place as a league powerhouse 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun says he and his Mainz teammates have themselves to blame for their 3-0 away defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Balogun and his Nigerian teammate Anthony Ujah were in action for Mainz but could not prevent them losing their second game []The post Balogun, Ujah Cant Save Mainz; Super Eagles Defender Laments Frankfurt Defeat appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The second day of the Bassmaster Classic went down on Saturday, with the field trying to catch Friday's leader, Jason Christie. Were they able to make up any ground'Let's find out. Below, we'll take a look at the overall leaderboard, Saturday's top hauls and the storylines as we head into Sunday. Overall Leaderboard1. Jason Christie: 10 fish (37 pounds-4 ounces)2.Edwin Evers: 10 (32-9)3.Micah Frazier: 10 (32-2)4. James Elam: 10 (32-1)5.Gerald Swindle: 10 (31-4)6. Jo 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
AC Milan are reportedly hoping to add two Bayern Munich midfielders to their ranks this summer after it emerged Arturo Vidal has been joined by team-mate Renato Sanches as a target for the Italian giants.Italian newspaperTuttosport (h/t Calciomercato.com) backed up recent reports citing Vidal as a target for both AC Milan and rivals Inter Milan, but the Rossoneri are also said to now be chasing Swansea City loanee Sanches.The interest in Sanches strikes as odd considering the Portugal internatio 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
In a tough match, last weekend, Bin Drai rode out victorious against rivals Abu Dhabi to lift the Julius Bar Gold Cup at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, one of the most important trophies in the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
By Adeboye Amosu: MFM FC missed out on a place in the group stages of the CAF Champions League after they were thrashed 6-0 by Algerias MC Alger in their first round, second leg tie at the July 5 Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com. The North Africans turned the fixture around after going down []The post CAFCL: MC Alger Thrash MFM, Nigerian Side Drop Into CAFCC appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Canadian boxer David Whittom died Friday, almost 10 months after he fell into a coma following his final fight, his partner announced.The post Canadian boxer dies 10 months after fight left him in a coma appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Lagos Austin Jay Jay Okocha sure needs no introduction in the global football family. He was the player who made the legendary Oliver Kahn, former German national team goalkeeper and a multiple award winner, looked ordinary during a league match in the Bundesliga in 1993. Okocha was then playing for Eintracht Frankfurt. The Delta State-born []The post Celebrating Austin Okocha's 20th Wedding Anniversary appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Ahead of today's FA Cup quarter final match between Chelsea FC and Leicester FC, Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has warned his defenders to be fully alert while marking Nigeria international striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, as the coach classified the former Golden Eaglets World cup winner as the main Leceister Citys danger man. The Italian coach []The post Chelsea coach warns defenders over Iheanacho appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Chelsea have reportedly held talks with the agent of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski amid rumours the player already has an "agreement in principle" to sign for Real Madrid.Lewandowski recently sparked speculation of a Bayern exit by switching from agents Cezary Kucharski and Maik Barthel to revered transfer guru Pini Zahavi, and Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness) reported on the alleged agreement with Madrid.Zahavi shares links with numerous major transfers dow 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Kaizer Chiefs Absa Premiership title hopes were dealt a huge blow when they drew 0-0 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Dimension Data have confirmed Mark Cavendish suffered a fractured rib but "no serious injury" in his crash at the Milan-San Remo. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley was in no mood to indulge speculation that he could be bound for the Connecticut Huskies following the Rams' 87-62 loss to the Duke Blue Devils in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament Saturday."Listen, I could give a crap about who's got an opening anywhere," Hurley told reporters, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.He continued:"I haven't thought about it for a second. I could care less what any oth 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The last time K'Ogalo played Esperance away; they conceded five goals and were eliminated on an aggregate of 8-2 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Lagos Nigerian flag bearers Enyimba of Aba and Akwa United of Uyo in the second tier continental campaigns ' CAF Confederations Cup ' will resume actions this weekend in Calabar and Uyo in the quest for a Nigerian club to lift this format of the trophy which began in 2004 for its first time. The []The post Enyimba, Akwa Resume Nigeria's Search For Confed Cup Glory appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Liverpool thrashed Watford 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, asMohamed Salah plundered four goals at Anfield.Everton left it late in their 2-1 defeat of Stoke City on the road, with the Toffees grabbing the points after a brace fromCenk Tosun.Bournemouth beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1. The Baggies are now 10 points from safety as they stare relegation in the face.There was relief for Crystal Palace, who carved out a vital 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town, as they climbed out of the bottom three. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Christian Eriksen took charge in the absence of Harry Kane as he scored twice in a straightforward 3-0 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
reat Ernesto Valverde has admitted that Barcelona were hoping to avoid La Liga counterparts Real Madrid and Sevilla in the Champions League draw, yet doesn't believe that La Blaugrana have been matched with easy opponents having done so, perDiario AS. The Catalan side moved past Antonio Conte's Chelsea on Wednesday, following up their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last month with a 3-0 victory to progress with a 4-1 aggregate scoreline. And they are now set to face Serie A side Roma, who 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The last time Gor Mahia played Esperance away; they conceded five goals and were eliminated on an aggregate of 8-2 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Super Eagles midfielder, Etebo Oghenekaro, is enjoying a new lease of life in the most populous city in the autonomous community of the Canary Islands following his recent loan move to Spanish club UD Las Palmas, reports MORAKINYO ABODUNRIN.It is indeed a new beginning for Etebo Oghenekaro, the Super Eagles all-action bustling midfielder, following his recent loan move from Portuguese club CD Feirense to Spanish club UD Las Palmas.The 22-year-old can be regarded as one of the most improved playe 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
As Akwa banks on Uyo fans to halt Al Ittihad in CAF Confederation Cup Chairman of Plateau State Football 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur made their way into the last four of the FA Cup on Saturday, as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion and Swansea City, respectively, in the quarter-finals.United were uninspiring as they beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford, but the Manchester giants controlled the contest for most of the game.Spurs were excellent on their travels, and they powered through the first half to damage the confidence of the hosts at Liberty Stadium. The north London side won 3-0.H 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Chelsea boss Anthonio Conte has called on his players to be watchful of Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final tie on Sunday at the King Power Stadium. Conte warned his players not to let their guards down because either Iheanacho or Jamie Vardy is expected to start for the Foxes [] 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Lagos The use of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) at the summer World Cup in Russia has been adopted by FIFA. This decision was taken on Friday in Bogota, Colombia at its first Council Meeting of the year. IFAB, the universal decision-making body for the laws of football, had at its 132nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) []The post FIFA Adopts VARs For W'Cup appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Former NBA player Glen Davis doesn't seem too concerned about his recent legal troubles."Big Baby" posted a video on Instagram eating chicken with a suitcase full of cash (warning: NSFW language):"Don't believe all that s--t on the internet," he said in the video. "I will have my day in court."Davis was charged with seven counts of drug possession and distribution, per Brian Kuebler of ABC 2 News.He was originally arrested in February in Aberdeen, Maryland 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
A member of the House Committee on Sports, Honourable Ayo Omidiran, has promised to carry placards in Abuja later this week protesting the exclusion of female table tennis players from the next edition of the Commonwealth Games, slated for the Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to 15, 2018. Honourable Omidiran, added her []The post Gold Coast 2018: Omidiran protests exclusion of female athletes appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
It was a mixed third round for Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, made up of six birdies and three bogeys for a three-under 69. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The Gonzaga Bulldogs were impossibly hot early in their second-round men's NCAA tournament game against the Ohio State Buckeyes and finished hot as well, winning 90-84 behind a huge performance from Zach Norvell Jr.The Bulldogs scored the first 15 points of the game and were scorching hot down the stretch, putting up 28 points in the final six minutes alone. That was enough to overcome a furious Ohio State comeback in the middle portion of the game that saw the Buckeyes take a 67-62 lead wi 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
It is called the 'beautiful game' following the beautiful display of soccer artistry associated with it on the field of play. Players and coaches put in utmost dedication and commitment to get favourable result and as it is customary with sports, in football, you win some, you lose some. It, however, leaves a sour taste []The post Great football playing countries plagued by match fixing appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The Naze Millionaires shot-stopper must wait patiently to know from the medics if he will be available for Sunday tie with the Chanji Boys 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Liverpool hotshot Mohamed Salah has written his name into the club's history books with yet another splendid performance this weekend - bagging a remarkable four goals against Watford. The former Chelsea and Roma attacker joined the Merseyside outfit last summer and has been quite the sensation at Anfield, scoring at a remarkable rate. Playing against Watford on Saturday evening, the Egyptian scored a first-half brace to take his season tally to 34, but netted another two after the break to 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, the only two players to escape criticism from manager Jose Mourinho this week, scored the goals that carried Manchester United through to the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford.The post How Mourinho favourites Lukaku, Matic send Man Utd into semi-finals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
MFM FC forward Sikiru Olatunbosun won the Goal of the Season award at the NFF Awards in January. He talks about the goal, his exclusion from the 2018 CHAN and more in this interview with IDRIS ADESINA Your goal against Enugu Rangers last season was voted Goal of the Season at the first Nigeria Football [] 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his players were "scared to play" and questions their "personality" in the FA Cup win over Brighton. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Mr Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has said he does not regret boosting the Nigerian Supper Eagles can win the FIFA World billed to be hosted by Russia latter this summer. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
By James Agberebi: Ten-man Stoke Citys fight against relegation suffered a big blow as they lost 2-1 at the Bet 365 Stadium in one of the four Premier League games on Saturday. The highlight of the first half that saw both teams unable to break the deadlock was the sending off of Charlie Adams on []The post Ibe Scores As Bournemouth Edge Out West Brom; Everton, Palace Win appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Sylvanus Okpala, a former Super Eagles player, won the Africa Cup of nations as a player in 1980 and as a member of the technical team that won the trophy in 2013 in South Africa. Okpala who played for Rangers also had a coaching stint with the club. In this interview Steve Oma-Ofozor, be bared []The post Iceland, Most Dangerous Team In Nigeria's W'Cup Group 'Okpala appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Can anyone stop Roger Federer'It's beginning to look like the answer to that question is a firm no after the 36-year-old Swiss master defeated Borna Coric 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.Federer will meet Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the championship match Sunday. Del Potro was dominant in beating Canadian Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3.After losing the first set, Federer found himself down a break in the second set. H 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Roger Federer makes his best start to a season and reaches the BNP Paribas Open final with a win over Borna Coric. 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Liverpool responded to their Manchester United loss with an easy win over Watford ' Mohamed Salah stealing the show with four goals. 
Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Jordan Poole wanted the ball with a chance to send the Michigan Wolverines to the Sweet 16, and he got his wish Saturday night.With the Wolverines trailing by two and time winding down, Poole received a pass fromMuhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman on the right wing and drilled a long three-pointer as time expired to hand the Wolverines a stunning 64-63 win over the Houston Cougars at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas:Speaking to reporters after the thrilling finish, Poole said he had complete confide 
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