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FG, ASUU officials meeting to end strike FG, ASUU officials meeting to end strike
- September 19, 2017

NAIJ.com gathered that ASUU president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this in Abuja late on Monday night, after concluding the final meeting with the federal government delegation. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG ) on Sunday said loading of products, including aviation fuel, would be suspended from Monday as affiliates of United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC ) which declared the strike action. (more...)
Bayern's Neuer out until January after foot operation Bayern's Neuer out until January after foot operation
- September 19, 2017

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is facing even more time on the sidelines after breaking his left foot again, and fears are growing of several months watching from the stands with surgery looming over his head. The operation performed by Dr.Ulrich Stöckle in Tübingen involved setting the fracture with a plate. Neuer's latest injury blow sparks concerns about Germany's skipper nine months before the World Cup kicks off. (more...)
Injury depleted Packers have no answer for Falcons Injury depleted Packers have no answer for Falcons
- September 19, 2017

Falcons safety Ricardo Allen acknowledged that any game against the Packers carries a little extra juice. The Falcons went 86 and 87 yards on drives capped by Freeman TD runs of 1 and 2 yards, and Ryan hit Tevin Coleman for a 3-yard score in the final minute of the second quarter after the Trufant interception of Rodgers. (more...)
LSU fraternity shut down after death of 18-year-old pledge LSU fraternity shut down after death of 18-year-old pledge
- September 19, 2017

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office, Maxwell Gruver, 18, of Roswell, Georgia, was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. Phi Delta Theta said that it has had an alcohol-free housing policy since 2000. "Phi Delta Theta will continue to support the ongoing investigations by both LSU and local law enforcement and encourage authorities to prosecute those involved to the fullest extent of the law", the statement says. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. To Play Against Lions Tonight Odell Beckham Jr. To Play Against Lions Tonight
- September 19, 2017

Even after the Giants scored their only touchdown of the first two weeks, the offense messed it up. "Odell was fit enough to play a limited role", Giants coach Ben McAdoo said. Robinson was penalized three times , with two accepted penalties, and was a big reason Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was under constant pressure. (more...)
Joey Barton hails Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho
- September 19, 2017

The 25-year-old Brazil worldwide was Barcelona's key transfer target but Liverpool rejected multiple bids from the La Liga side, saying the player was not for sale. As I have said, in life, in every job you get an offer, interested or not. Bartomeu has reiterated that they walked away from Coutinho as they could not justify the price tag put to them, with the club eager to try and find greater value in-house once more as they seek to reap the rewards of their famed La Masia academy ... (more...)
British cyclist pedals around the world in 78 days, smashes record British cyclist pedals around the world in 78 days, smashes record
- September 19, 2017

Beaumont had aimed to complete the journey in 80 days, emulating the French writer Jules Verne, but broke his own target. For his round the world feat, he cycled overland from Paris to Beijing, then flew to Perth to cover Australia and New Zealand before crossing North America from Anchorage. (more...)
Global Central Monitoring Station Market Research Report 2017 Global Central Monitoring Station Market Research Report 2017
- September 19, 2017

The key rising opportunities of the fastest growing global Commercial Kitchen Equipment market segments are coated throughout this report . Furthermore, the opportunities and the threats to the development of Cell Cracker market are also covered at depth in this research document. (more...)
Texans release WR Jaelen Strong Texans release WR Jaelen Strong
- September 19, 2017

At Arizona State, he was one of the best wideouts in the country. The Texans poor offensive play, especially at quarterback, certainly plays a part here, but Houston has also brought in several young receivers to compete for a spot alongside DeAndre Hopkins including former first round pick Will Fuller , Braxton Miller and Bruce Ellington . (more...)
Dustin Pedroia exits after being hit in face with foul ball Dustin Pedroia exits after being hit in face with foul ball
- September 19, 2017

He was 0-for-1 before departing. During his age-33 season, Pedroia has been limited to just 98 games but has continued his consistent output. The 34-year-old is still effective when healthy, however, and is a key part of the Red Sox offense when in the lineup. (more...)
Isco: "My idea was always to be a success at Real Madrid"
- September 19, 2017

Manchester City's interest in Spanish midfielder Isco stretches back half a decade, with the earliest reference being the presence of former boss Roberto Mancini at an Atlético Madrid vs. "The boss has been very important for me", Isco added. "It's the biggest club in history". It has emerged that Isco was a target of Barcelona's this summer. (more...)
PSG: Neymar & Cavani involved in dressing-room altercation after Lyon win PSG: Neymar & Cavani involved in dressing-room altercation after Lyon win
- September 19, 2017

The two argued over who should take a penalty in their toughest test of the season so far against Lyon, with PSG maintaining their flawless start to the season with a 2-0 win - though it wasn't their most convincing performance and both goals came from Lyon players putting through their won net as Marcelo and Jeremy Morel deflected in shots from Cavani and Mbappe late on. (more...)
Does Chelsea draw prove that Arsenal should have sold Ozil and Alexis?
- September 19, 2017

Chelsea Arsenal 0 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Frustration had been mounting for much of the Premier League match among those in the Chelsea ranks, infuriated at their own inability to generate sufficient verve to beat their impressive opponents, when tempers spilt over three minutes from time. (more...)
Neville identifies Manchester United's 'problem' position
- September 19, 2017

Everton , 18th in the league table with four points from five games, host Sunderland in the League Cup tomorrow before Saturday's league match against Bournemouth at Goodison Park. "If [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan gets one year to adapt to the Premier League then we have eight new players so maybe I give them one year to adapt". "But Valencia at right-back has been absolutely fantastic". (more...)
'Arsenal don't need Alexis and Ozil' - Keown on Gunners' want-away stars
- September 19, 2017

Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. So I think it's safe to say that the Aaron Ramsey Arsenal fans have been wanting to see for the last few seasons is finally back. It was a tenacious performance by Arsenal where the Blues were taken aback by their perseverance and grit. Mustafi believes the momentum Arsenal have gained from their strong showing against Antonio Conte's outfit must give them optimism for their forthcoming fixtures. (more...)
Arsenal fear striker Danny Welbeck could be sidelined for four weeks Arsenal fear striker Danny Welbeck could be sidelined for four weeks
- September 19, 2017

Forward Danny Welbeck was withdrawn at Stamford Bridge after he went down clutching his thigh. He had enjoyed a positive opening to the 2017-18 campaign and was included from the start by Arsene Wenger as the Gunners picked up a 0-0 draw away at London rivals Chelsea on Sunday. (more...)
Hardik Pandya foes from 'ping pong' to 'boom boom' against Australia Hardik Pandya foes from 'ping pong' to 'boom boom' against Australia
- September 19, 2017

Australia have handed Hilton Cartwright a one-day global debut in the series-opener against India in Chennai . Pandya also picked up two wickets to make his case for Man of the Match. Depth in batting tests a bowling unit in this manner. For the Aussies, not having Aaron Finch opening the batting with David Warner is not a ideal arrangement with the dashing right-hander nursing a calf problem . (more...)
Ricciardo disappointed with P2 in Singapore: Ricciardo disappointed with P2 in Singapore: "I can't win the bloody thing!"
- September 19, 2017

However, running second behind Lewis Hamilton , Red Bull feared thy were facing a double retirement as Ricciardo's gearbox began to lose pressure. "Otherwise I would probably have got caught up in it", the Red Bull driver said after clinching second place. (more...)
F1: Red Bull and Renault are not ending their engine partnership F1: Red Bull and Renault are not ending their engine partnership
- September 19, 2017

He was clearly referring to Aston Martin . "And within that context, do we or don't we provide an independent engine in 2021?" "We like the sport and we are a company that aspires to be as valuable as Ferrari". With Red Bull's junior team set to take Honda engines for next season, it is being widely reported that Red Bull could swap to Honda at the end of their Renault contract. (more...)
Rory McIlroy eyes elusive victory at British Masters Rory McIlroy eyes elusive victory at British Masters
- September 19, 2017

McIlroy recently fell to world number eight and has failed to win a single title this season. Masters champion Sergio Garcia, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Danny Willett, and Martin Kaymer are also in the field in Newcastle, and the tournament host was understandably delighted at securing the participation of the four-time major champion. (more...)
Emmys 2017: Is there a conspiracy behind The Handmaid's Tale's win? Emmys 2017: Is there a conspiracy behind The Handmaid's Tale's win?
- September 19, 2017

President Donald Trump . After eight acting nominations, Elisabeth Moss finally claimed an Emmy for her executive-produced dystopian allegory "The Handmaid's Tale ", Hulu's first big awards success, which took home the big Outstanding Drama Series prize. (more...)
Hurricane Maria grows into a Category 5 storm, batters island of Dominica Hurricane Maria grows into a Category 5 storm, batters island of Dominica
- September 19, 2017

This storm has rapidly intensified which is a potentially disastrous scenario for the islands it will sweep across. The hurricane's eye was expected to pass near Dominica later in the day on a path that would take it near numerous islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma . (more...)
Romelu Lukaku taunts Everton fans after scoring against his former club Romelu Lukaku taunts Everton fans after scoring against his former club
- September 19, 2017

Man United also started well last season. Jose Mourinho has used three different players in the position so far this season - Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young. After the game, he admitted that his side looked "afraid" and lacked confidence. Everton have faced four of last season's top six in their opening five games, but have only mustered 10 shots on target all season. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton surprised after capitalising to win in Singapore Lewis Hamilton surprised after capitalising to win in Singapore
- September 19, 2017

When asked who was to blame the 19-year-old Dutch driver said: "Mainly Sebastian". "Coming here, I really felt the package we were coming with (a win) was a realistic goal of ours that we thought we could achieve", said Ricciardo, who was targeting a dominant weekend for Red Bull. (more...)
Bogut linking with LA Lakers Bogut linking with LA Lakers
- September 19, 2017

ESPN reported his deal is for $US2.3 million a season, the minimum wage for a player of Bogut's experience. He saw action past year for the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers . During the 2015-16 season, Bogut averaged 5.4 points and seven rebounds per game. What's more, he can serve as a veteran leader who understands how to play in critical, pressure-laden contests and who has won a championship with Golden State and reached the Finals the next year. (more...)
Agent of Alexis Sanchez has contacted Real Madrid chiefs Agent of Alexis Sanchez has contacted Real Madrid chiefs
- September 19, 2017

The Sun claims Arsenal offered Ozil £8.1 million a season in salary to remain at Emirates Stadium but he appears determined to move on from the club he signed for in 2013 from Real Madrid . Real would like Sanchez but as that possibility recedes, head coach Zinedine Zidane has identified several new strikers he would like to sign, according to reports in Spain. (more...)
WATCH: Battle of egos as Neymar and Cavani clash over set pieces WATCH: Battle of egos as Neymar and Cavani clash over set pieces
- September 19, 2017

But the City boss, when asked by reporters on Friday to compare Mbappe with Lionel Messi , whom Guardiola managed at Barcelona, reacted cautiously. Mario Balotelli is another in-form striker and he earned Nice a 1-0 success at Rennes with his fourth goal in three games. The Brazilian opened his PSG account by scoring a sublime free-kick against AS Monaco in the French Super Cup final, and he was hoping to add to his collection until Neymar intervened. (more...)
Rampant Manchester United thrash Everton on Rooney return Rampant Manchester United thrash Everton on Rooney return
- September 19, 2017

The other instance was in January 2015 when Chelsea and Manchester City were level after 20 games; both with 46 points, 44 goals scored and 19 goals conceded. But an unimpressed Koeman said: 'Every manager in life has doubts. Let's just hope he starts contributing more than just goals and assists. "When I saw their results I thought this was an opportunity we could not waste". (more...)
Are Manchester United ready to challenge City and Chelsea for the title? Are Manchester United ready to challenge City and Chelsea for the title?
- September 19, 2017

And he added: "This is a team, and when I retire I want to be remembered in this club ". "Fans, press, we need time ", Koeman said. Anybody in the United Kingdom can view the highlights for free, but you will need to create a free Sky iD - you can do that HERE . (more...)
India beat Australia via D/L method in first ODI
- September 19, 2017

As he got his eye in, Dhoni used his big-hitting skills in the slog overs and changed gears to hit some lusty blows, which led Australia captain Steve Smith praising the former India captain, who hit four fours and two sixes in his masterful innings. (more...)