SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [29 MARCH 2018]


Thu, 29 Mar 2018
After seven years at the United Center in Chicago, the McDonald's All-American Game shifted to Atlanta in 2018. While the setting changed, however, the star power was no different Wednesday at Philips Arena... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Making the All-Star team, winning the Home Run Derby, winning American League Rookie of the Year and finishing runner-up in the AL MVP award race all in one year is a tough act to follow... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo has been pleasantly surprised by the quality of football in China and says that he would encourage other players to make the move, Hertfordshire Mercury reports. The 28-year-old left the Hornets in January 2017 to join Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai for 20m. The Nigeria forward bagged 15 goals [] 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
By Johnny Edward: Emmanuel Amuneke has stated that the Super Eagles deserved to lose Tuesdays friendly against Serbia at the Hive Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. A second-half brace from Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic gave Serbia a 2-0 win over Nigeria after the Super Eagles 1-0 victory over Poland last Friday in Wroclaw. The defeat was the []The post Amuneke: Effective Serbia Deserved Victory Over Disorganized Super Eagles appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
AC 'Milan's Andrea Conti is reportedly set to visit a knee specialist over in America following his latest injury setback. What was initially seen as simply a sprain, the club fear that his problem is more complex than that, and have sent him to America for further analysis. It was way back in September that Conti first encountered knee trouble. Tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, the former Atalanta man spent months on the sidelines going through recovery. And now, according to Sk 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says he is ready to "go to war" with Anthony Joshua in Saturday's unification bout in Cardiff. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
David Warner has lost one of his major commercial endorsements and quit as captain of his Indian Premier League (IPL) team before he flew home from South Africa with the two other Australia players at the centre of a ball-tampering scandal. Steve Smith has been temporarily stripped of the test captaincy and suspended for the []The post Australias David Warner Loses Sponsor Over Cheating Scandal appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Former Nigeria international defender Celestine Babayaro has blasted the Syuper Eagles defender for a shabby showing in their 2-0 loss to Serbia in Tuesday's friendly game played at Barnet's Hive stadium in London. The loss has drawn criticism from Nigerians who have faulted the central defence partnership of William Troost-Ekong and Chidozie Awaziem for the []The post Babayaro blasts Troost-Ekong, Ebuehi appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Ben Simmons is ready for another round of PlayerUnknown's Battleground with Karl-Anthony Towns after the Timberwolves star's huge performance Wednesday night: On Tuesday night, ... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The 2018 season could very well be the last in a Minnesota Twins uniform for Brian Dozier. According to ESPN... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Former Real Madrid and England coach Fabio Capello has parted ways with Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League (CSL), the club said on Wednesday, ending an Unpleasant nine-month run. The 71-year-old disciplinarian, who has rebuffed interest in the available post at the Italian national team, largely failed to fire a Jiangsu squad containing the Continue reading "Capello Quits China's Jiangsu Suning"The post Capello Quits China's Jiangsu Suning appeared first on OsunDefen 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The McDonald's All-American Game featured 24 of the nation's best college basketball prospects, and many of them are also the reason their prospective school has a top recruiting class... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The 2018 CBN Junior Open Tennis Championship has been scheduled to begin on Monday at the National Stadium in Lagos. According to the organisers of the competition International Tennis Academy, the tournament ends at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club in Onikan on April 7. The flagship of the Nigerian junior circuit will be featuring under [] 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The 2018 CBN Junior Open Tennis Championship will serve off Monday April 2 at the National Stadium, Surulere and end on Saturday April 7 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course. The CBN Junior Championship which is, without doubt, the flagship of the Nigerian junior circuit will be featuring four categories 10s, 12s, []The post CBN Junior Tennis Championship starts April 2 appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Chelsea reach the Women's Champions League semi-finals for the first time as a 3-1 second-leg win eliminates Montpellier. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
By Adeboye Amosu: Former Super Eagles head coach Christian Chukwu is confident the team will get better and also have the potential to have a respectable outing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Gernot Rohrs charges put up a below-par showing in Tuesdays 2-0 friendly defeat against Serbia and also struggled in the []The post Chukwu: No Cause For Alarm, Super Eagles Will Be Ready For World Cup appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The former Roma and Italy goalkeeper believes that the Brazilian is the best there is in world football 

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Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The former Roma and Italy goalkeeper believes that the Brazilian is the best there is in world football 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has said that the successful democratization of sports federations was one major achievement of his ministry in the last three years. Dalung stated this yesterday while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. The minister during the council []The post Dalung hails democratisation of federations appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Peter Dada, Akure The vice-president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olamide George, has accused the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, of victimising him. The ministry suspended George from all athletics-related activities pending the completion of the investigation into the allegations of drugs violations levelled against him by a member of the AFN Tafida Gadzama. [] 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles have picked up lessons from the 2-0 loss to Serbia and will bounce back in time for the World Cup.The Eagles lost to fellow World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night in London courtesy of two second-half goals by Aleksandar Metrovic. It was a dress rehearsal for their opening Group D match against Croatia, which plays a similar style of football with the Serbs.Rohr commended the boys and urged them not to drop their heads because no football team in the world wi 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is optimistic the team will bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Serbia in an international friendly match played at the Hive Stadium on Tuesday and his teammate Alex iwobi shared the same sentiments. Mikel missed the team's last two matches due to work permit issue he was []The post Eagles'll bounce back, Mikel, Iwobi assure Nigerians appeared first on Newtelegraph. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The man leading an investigation into historical sex abuse for the Football Association could carry out a separate inquiry into the clubs involved. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
FIFA to Investigate Pogba, Dembele Racist Chants in Russia 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
FIFA are investigating claims that racist chants were aimed at the French side by the fans in the standsduring their friendly against Russia in St Petersburg. The French won the match 3-1 thanks to a Kylian Mbappe double and an astonishing Paul Pogba free kick. However, the scoreline looks now to be overshadowed by claims from a pitch side photographer that monkey chants were aimed at certain players, including when midfielder N'Golo Kante came to the sideline to take a corner. FIFA have no 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasri El.Rufai, has mentioned that the game of golf has helped grow over $500 million investment in the state.The post Golf lifts Kaduna with $500m investment ' El-Rufai appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Grandfather of debutant England international Lewis Cook, Trevor Burlingham smiled to the bank Tuesday after a bet he placed four years ago yielded a whooping N8.7million about 17,000.Burlingham had in 2014 placed a 500 bet that his grandson Lewis Cook will earn a senior Three Lions cap before turning 26. Many had forgotten the bet but it came to pass as 21 year old Cook made earned his debut as England took on Italy in an international friendly that ended in a 1-1 draw.Cooks made it happen just 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The celebrated Socceroo and former Liverpool star's managerial career is set to take off 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
The celebrated Socceroo and former Liverpool star's managerial career is set to take off 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
essi 'Real Madrid and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has claimed that fellow countryman Neymar will never win the Ballon d'Or while Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are still 'in form'. Carlos supported Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, but he does not believe the move improved his chances of winningthe prestigious world's best player award. Speaking to France Football, via'EuroSport, Carlos stated:"I think he did well to sign a 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Ronaldinho has disclaimed news that he had a bad influence on Lionel Messi and subsequently had to leave the Nou Camp. Ronaldinho joined Barcelona at the start of Messi's incredible career and left the club in 2008 after making 145 appearances and winning all the five throphies including the Champions League. The Brazilian always appeared Continue reading "I Did Not Leave Because Of Messi"The post I Did Not Leave Because Of Messi appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
By Johnny Edward: Changchun Yatai striker Odion Ighalo is looking forward to this weekends Chinese Super League clash against Guangzhou R&F after featuring for the Super Eagles during the international break, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Ighalo fired blanks in the two Nigeria friendlies against Poland and Serbia but remains confident that the Super Eagles will be ready []The post Ighalo Shifts Focus To Changchun Yatai, Vows Super Eagles Will Improve appeared first on Complete Sports Ni 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho missed Nigerias 2-0 defeat by Serbia after breaking a bone in his hand before the friendly on Tuesday, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said, Reuters reports. Iheanacho is set to be assessed by Leicesters medical team ahead of Saturdays Premier League trip to Brighton. Unfortunately, we have one broken hand, [] 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho will undergo medical examination at his club Leicester City to determine the extent of his fractured thumb.The post Iheanacho undergoes Leicester medical test appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
His club have Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United lying in wait as their superb season reaches a pivotal point in the race to a title 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
His club have Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United lying in wait as their superb season reaches a pivotal point in the race to a title 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has praised the contributions of Alex Iwobi to the two Super Eagles friendlies so far, but he is at loss why the player doesn't make such impact with his club Arsenal.The post Iwobi has quality to shine at Arsenal, says Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez has paid tribute to his compatriot Marco Asensio following a stellar breakthrough year. The Real Madrid midfielder has enjoyed a huge rise to the top over the space of the last year, and Martinez reckons he can become the greatest on the planetover the course of the next one. He's scored in a Champions League final, made his Spain debut and lifted La Liga. The kind of story that exists only as the fourth instalment of the 'Goal' film franchise. A 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Seeking depth for the stable of running backs, the New York Jets reportedly will be hosting free agent Thomas Rawls . Per Brian Costello of the New York Post , Rawls will visit the Jets on Thursday... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid suffered a facial injury during the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks... 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Joseph Parker has disclaimed Anthony Joshua's 'unrealistic' statement and insists he will defeat the British-born Nigerian because 'he's not a god'. The WBO heavyweight world champion was responding to Joshua's claims that no human can beat him, ahead of their unification bout on Saturday. Parker and Joshua went face to face at the Sky Central Continue reading "Joshua Will Know He Isnt God' Parker"The post Joshua Will Know He Isnt God' Park 

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Juventus have reportedly joined Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the hunt for Vasco Da Gama starlet Paulinho... 
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