'Super Eagles not afraid of opponents in Russia'

The Midfielders include Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi. "I think these players are the best we have right now, if we have other players elsewhere, maybe they are not up to the quality of those the coach invited right now".

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  • Everton finally set to sack Allardyce
Everton finally set to sack Allardyce

Allardyce replaced Ronald Koeman after a disastrous start to the season, but he was not first choice as they failed with an approach for then Watford boss Marco Silva . Speaking on Sky Sports last night, Allardyce said: "Who knows what is going to happen next?" Sam Allardyce believes that he was wrongfully dismissed.

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  • Robert Pires backs Arsenal great to take over from Wenger
Robert Pires backs Arsenal great to take over from Wenger

Arsene Wenger took charge of his last game at Huddersfield on Sunday as the curtain came down on a 22-year spell at the helm. Vieira, captain on Wenger's iconic Invincibles side, was mooted as an early contender but reports on Tuesday claimed the New York City FC manager felt disappointed, under the impression he had been considered an afterthou...

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  • Lineker says England should 'write off' World Cup
Lineker says England should 'write off' World Cup

That Southgate has selected three right-backs (Kieran Trippier and the uncapped Trent Alexander-Arnold are also included) suggests that a back three will be used in Russian Federation and that Walker will be one of them. but we don't think we could win a World Cup with them in the future and would rather invest time and show belief in young playe...

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  • David Moyes keen to stay but Sam lacks confidence
David Moyes keen to stay but Sam lacks confidence

Although they ended the season with a run of three unbeaten games, prior to that sequence West Ham had achieved just one win in eight, with Moyes offering no clarity on whether he would be allowed to remain in his job next season. "We'll wait and see when we meet up". "I don't think there is a long period (to settle in)". We haven't arranged a da...

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  • Vettel backs Ferrari strategy decision
Vettel backs Ferrari strategy decision

Daniel Ricciardo had a lonely run to fifth position, having gone wide through the Turn 9 gravel early on, before suffering a spin later on, finishing over 20 seconds down on nearest opponent Vettel. Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly were caught up in the chaos and could do nothing to avoid the Frenchman's careening auto. Ricciardo was eventually...

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  • Magic hope to find luck in 2018 NBA Draft Lottery
Magic hope to find luck in 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery is theater at its finest, rivaled only by the World Cup draw in terms of mining drama out of the selection of ping pong balls. None of those trinkets worked - at least not well enough to help the Magic land a superstar. First, the National Basketball Association lottery drawing uncovers the first three teams in the draft...

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  • Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Pick 05/12/18
Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Pick 05/12/18

Cano and Ryon Healy homered for the Mariners in the second game, and John Hicks went deep for the Tigers. The Mariners (22-17, 1-2 in the series) will play a makeup game Minnesota at 4 p.m. "It needed to be challenged after the fact when I saw it", said bench coach Manny Acta, who was filling in for Scott Servais as Seattle's manager.

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  • English Premier League match report Southampton v Manchester City 13 May 2018
English Premier League match report Southampton v Manchester City 13 May 2018

I need time to think, talk with my family and friends, we will talk again and then take a decision. "I want to win everything we can, all of the competitions", he continued. The theme of strong Saints defending continued in the second-half, and City would go the close through winger Sterling; his fierce strike cannoning off the post following the...

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  • Puel rues Leicester's poor game management in thrilling Spurs defeat
Puel rues Leicester's poor game management in thrilling Spurs defeat

Vardy's expertly taken second appeared to have earned Leicester a remarkable point, but England team-mate Kane had the last word to seal a scarcely believable three points with his 11th Premier League goal against Leicester - more than any other opponent he has faced.

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  • Caps beat Lightning in Game 1
Caps beat Lightning in Game 1

The Capitals played perhaps their best defensive game of the playoffs. "We're gonna keep going here". "And it did tonight". It's 4-1 Capitals 3:45 into the third period. Backstrom is considered doubtful after he sat out Monday's Game 6 in the second round and hasn't practiced since. And though they're now down 1-0, there's zero panic in this Li...

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  • Ireland's introduction to Test cricket after 144-year wait ruined by rain
Ireland's introduction to Test cricket after 144-year wait ruined by rain

Although Test cricket arrived 24 hours late in Malahide, it finally did so under clear blue skies, with Friday's driving rain and howling winds a fading memory. Shafiq began to steady the Pakistan ship and reached his 50 from 107 balls after the restart. Haris would have been run out if Stuart Thompson's throw at the stumps had hit, but Pakist...

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  • Zinedine Zidane refuses to rule out Neymar move
Zinedine Zidane refuses to rule out Neymar move

Madrid president Florentino Perez has been rumored to have been close to landing long-time target Neymar , and according to AS , a meeting to put together a summer move which would break the €222 million world transfer record. "Good players are always compatible", he was quoted as saying by Goal earlier this week. He said: "There was a game w...

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  • Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights series preview
Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights series preview

Vegas has been below average on offense in the playoffs so far as they come in ranked 9th in scoring at 2.90 gpg, while also ranking 3rd in shots taken (33.3 spg) and 10th in power play conversions, converting on 17.5% of their chances. I don't want to pretend that I thought this would happen all along. "You've got to enjoy it". "You don't waste...

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  • Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons See
Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons See "A Lot Of Rings" In Their Future

Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Ben Simmons had a hard start to the series and had one of his worst stretches of basketball play the entire season. We got a lot of talented guys; we didn't play our best. Should the pair stay healthy and should the Sixers continue to build on their success in the right way, the Sixers should have a bright, competitiv...

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  • Paul Casey withdraws from Players Championship with injury
Paul Casey withdraws from Players Championship with injury

A tie for sixth in 2014 remains the closest that he has come to adding the so-called fifth major and the $1.98 million (about £1.46 million) first prize to his collection of four major titles. "There's no way of faking it around this golf course", said Woods, who won his first U.S. Amateur at Sawgrass in 1994. "So, yeah, it gives you motivation...

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  • Man City Shatter Premier League Records In Win Over Brighton
Man City Shatter Premier League Records In Win Over Brighton

Yaya Toure bade farewell to the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records in a routine 3-1 win over Brighton . "In terms of stats and numbers we were the best this season, we are so satisfied". Yaya Toure insists Manchester City have everything in place to enjoy great success once again next season ...

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  • Harry Kane sinks Chelsea's Champions League hope as Tottenham beat Newcastle
Harry Kane sinks Chelsea's Champions League hope as Tottenham beat Newcastle

Chelsea still have a chance of finishing in the top four and a place in next season's Champions League, but they need to win both their remaining matches, and hope either Liverpool or Tottenham slip up. Conte's men began with goal and a degree of fluency despite his decision to make six changes from the team that beat Liverpool , but the vi...

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  • Rockets hold off Mitchell, Jazz to win series
Rockets hold off Mitchell, Jazz to win series

According to Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver, the 2017-18 Houston Rockets "have won more games, compiled a better point differential, and posted a higher offensive efficiency rating than any Warriors playoff opponent in the Stever Kerr Era".

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