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Sports News Headlines Today (17-04-2014)

Abuja hosts Okoku's foundation launch - Punch

Africa's future stars for Milo U-13 tourney - Punch

Africas future stars converge for Milo U-13 Championship in Lagos - Guardian

Agency Partners FCT, Agriculture Ministry on Agro-Input Centres - Thisday

Ajax boss De Boer would 'consider' coaching Barcelona - Goal

Aluko ponders Hull exit - Punch

Amosun's Wife Empowers Rural Dwellers with Ceramic Water Filters - Thisday

Another Season of Blood and Tears - Thisday

Atlanta franchise to join MLS in 2017 - BBC

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017 - Yahoo

Bale brilliance settles Copa - CNN

Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner - Yahoo

Bale stunner claims Cup win for Real over Barca - Yahoo

Bale winner sees Real lift Copa del Rey - BBC

Barca facing first trophyless season in six years - Yahoo

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Brilliant Bale breakaway heaps more misery on Martin's men - Goal

Baseball results - Yahoo

Benfica 3-1 Porto (Agg 3-2): Eagles keep quadruple bid on track with stormy semifinal success - Goal

Benfica oust Porto as tensions flare in chaotic semi - Yahoo

Boko Haram Kils District Ruler, Guard in Borno - Thisday

Boxing: Pacman regains world title - CNN

Brazil 2014: Iran open camp in S'Africa - Punch

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team - Yahoo

Carberry still hopes for England place - BBC

Changes proposed for para-snowboarding - BBC

Chile's Fernandes breaks leg, likely to miss World Cup - Yahoo

Chisora relaxed about Fury taunts - BBC

City must win last five games, says Pellegrini - Yahoo

Commuting: From Comfort to Necessity - Thisday

Copa del Bale: Welshman's brilliance crowns Madrid king of Spain - Goal

Cricket board asked to probe IPL - BBC

Digital Africa Advocates Capacity Development - Thisday

Discovery exits Britain's Channel 5 bidding - sources - Yahoo

Durham excited by Sangakkara link - BBC

Eagles don't need top teams for friendlies 'Rufai - Punch

Ebdon misses out on Crucible spot - BBC

Ecobank, MasterCard Sign Deal on Debit Cards in Nigeria - Thisday

EFCC Arrests Suspected Counterfeit Software Reseller in Lagos - Thisday

Elegbeleye Extols Chukwumerije Over Gold Meda - Leadership

England World Cup contenders - Carter - BBC

Etim warns Nigerians against pushing Keshi to select wrong players - Guardian

Etisalat Offers Customers Free USB Modem, Data Bundle - Thisday

Europa League is now our target, by De Gea - Guardian

Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace - BBC

Everton can still finish fourth, says 'hurt' Martinez - Yahoo

Every game is like a cup final for us, says Szczesny - Guardian

Family Care Association Rebrands, Focuses on Sustainable Development - Thisday

Federer could miss French Open - BBC

Federer, Nadal advance at Monte Carlo Masters - Punch

Ferguson's wine collection up for auction - CNN

Flying Eagles face Supreme Court - Punch

Football: Bale brilliance settles Copa - CNN

Football: Man City tops wage bill survey - CNN

FSA to test for lamb meat substitution - Yahoo

Given upbeat despite Villa troubles - BBC

Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp targets 400 kids - Punch

Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp Targets 400 Kids - Thisday

Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp targets 400 kids - Guardian

Hearts' banker agrees shares sale - BBC

Heineken picks Lucky winners for UEFA Champions League final - Guardian

Hingis' heir: New 'Swiss Miss - CNN

Honoring Jackie Robinson - CNN

Hopes high Negro League stadium will make comeback - Yahoo

Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback - Yahoo

Ice hockey-Tippett to coach Canada at world championship - Yahoo

Ike Uche condoles with Abuja bomb victims - Punch

Incredi-Bale: See the goal that secured Copa Clasico victory for Real Madrid over Barcelona - Goal

Injured Pietersen out of IPL opener - BBC

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson - Yahoo

Johnson targets glory with Sharks - Punch

Khan signs with Mayweather advisor - BBC

Knoyle and Puafisi receive bans - BBC

Kroos 'won't join Man Utd this year - BBC

Kwara: Raising the Bar to Reduce Poverty and Realise the MDGs - Thisday

Lagos Moves to Dismantle Weak Communication Masts - Thisday

Lagosians set for Easter Monday cycling - Punch

LG Introduces 'Ergonomics - Thisday

Like older sister, Chiney Ogwumike is number one draft in WNBA - Guardian

Liverpool begin WSL title defence - BBC

Longjan: Maturity Has Sustained Jang and I - Thisday

Losing the England captaincy was devastating - BBC

Man City await fate over spending - BBC

Man City players are best paid sportsmen - Guardian

Man City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw - Yahoo

Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland - BBC

Manchester City haunted by Liverpool defeat, laments Pellegrini - Goal

Manchester City Players Best Paid Sportsmen - Thisday

Manchester City tops wage bill survey - CNN

Martino: Copa del Rey defeat won't affect my future at Barcelona - Goal

Maurice Greene Begins Work with Team Nigeria - Thisday

Maurice Greene drills Team Nigeria athletes in California - Guardian

Messi mentally fatigued, says former Barca coach - Punch

Midwestern Oil, Gas Junior Tennis Championship debuts May 12 - Guardian

Midwestern Oil, Gas Junior Tennis Championship debuts May 12 - Guardian

MLS awards expansion franchise to Atlanta - Goal

Monte Carlo Masters: Federer, Nadal hit 3rd round - Guardian

Moyes steps up Manchester United overhaul with Portugal scouting trip - Goal

My stay at Juve has been worthwhile - Guardian

NASL Team of the Week: Pickens on the squad after Tampa Bay debut - Goal

NBA results - Yahoo

NBA-National Basketball Association roundup - Yahoo

NBBF axes Police Batons, coach, player - Guardian

New coach must remodel arrogant England - Agnew - BBC

New York Red Bulls 2-1 Philadelphia Union: Ten-man Red Bulls hold out for win - Goal

NFF Appoints Integrity, Match-fixing Investigative Officers - Thisday

NFL-National Football League roundup - Yahoo

Nyanya Blast: IOC President Condoles Nigeria - Leadership

Odoko sees future champions, as Warri Tennis clinicends - Guardian

Okunnu: Foreign Intervention in Terrorism Counter-productive - Thisday

OPSSON Promises to Boost Nigeria's Smartphone Market - Thisday

Osaze to recoup money from fraudster - Punch

Patience Jonathan, Shema, others for Okokus children foundation launch - Guardian

Paul Okoku's Foundation for Launch in Abuja Today - Thisday

Peak explains support for Eagles World Cup campaign - Guardian

Pires: Nigeria's Diversity is Her Major Challenge - Thisday

PREVIEW-Soccer-Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again - Yahoo

RATTAWU Calls for Due Process in Signal Distribution Licensing - Thisday

Real Madrid wins 19th Copa del Rey title - Yahoo

Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire - BBC

RIO 2016: Team Britain names Steve Cram in Athletics Endurance Programme - Guardian

Rivers State: Riverine Area Insists on Guber Slot - Thisday

Ronaldo absence motivated us, says Ancelotti - Goal

Ronaldo recovering well, still unsure on Bayern game - Yahoo

Ronaldo: Real Madrid deserved Copa del Rey success - Goal

Salami secures draw for Wolves - Punch

Scots reveal largest aquatics team - BBC

Scott earns Arsenal point in opener - BBC

Shilton backs Hart - Punch

Soccer-Argentine championship final results and standings - Yahoo

Soccer-Benfica oust Porto as tensions flare in chaotic semi - Yahoo

Soccer-Everton can still finish fourth, says 'hurt' Martinez - Yahoo

Soccer-Libertadores Cup last 16 results - Yahoo

Spain Will Be Too Tired At The World Cup ' Menotti - Leadership

Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again - Yahoo

SuperSport Secures Rights to 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Thisday

SuperSport secures rights to 2014 World Cup - Punch

SuperSport unveils programme for Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup - Guardian

Tennis stars play Baltacha fundraiser - BBC

Tennis: Return of 'King of Clay' Nadal - CNN

The Abduction Of Citizen Wabara - Thisday

The best beard in football - CNN

The best beard in football - CNN

The Imperative for Broadband Awareness, Adoption among Nigerians - Thisday

The Mercedes 'masterstroke' keeping Hamilton ahead - BBC

Want to buy Alex Ferguson's wine - CNN

We must win final five games to pinch title - Pellegrini - Yahoo

World Cup goal drives resting Carter - BBC

Yaya Toure Out Of Action For 2 Weeks - Leadership

Sports News (16-04-2014)

Peak Milk Unveils World Cup Promo - Thisday

10 pictures from inside North Korea as Pyongyang Marathon takes centre stage - Yahoo

2014 WORLD CUP: Eagles Not Scared of Argentina - Thisday

A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise - Yahoo

Abraka Turf Sets for Easter Polo Tournament - Thisday

AC Milan target Mikel, Cole - Punch

Ahead Cameroon Friendly: Super Falcons To Remain In Camp During Easter - Leadership

Akinbiyi working to buck the trend on black bosses - BBC

Alex Ferguson's wines expected to score with buyers - Christie's - Yahoo

All eyes on Abraka as Easter Polo tourney gallops off - Guardian

Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games - Yahoo

AP Sources: Cup sailor de Ridder suspended 5 years - Yahoo

APFON Names Ikpeba, Mutiu, Others in Lobby Committee - Thisday

Aquatics federation to hold tourney - Punch

Archbishop Martins soccer tourney begins in July - Guardian

Argentina better for Tevez absence - BBC

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United - BBC

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham: Giroud, Podolski inspire Gunners comeback - Goal

Atletico Mineiro pulls out of Anelka deal - Goal

Average college footballer is worth $178,000 - Guardian

Baseball results - Yahoo

Bash Ali World Record Bout Threatened - Leadership

Benches clear in Nationals-Marlins game - Yahoo

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Wolfsburg: Lewandowski joins 100-goal club, fires BVB into DFB Pokal final - Goal

Bubba's brilliance and a new golf superstar - BBC

CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures - Yahoo

Casillas: Barca's form means nothing in Copa final - Goal

Champion Djokovic dismisses Montanes - BBC

Chelsea Interest In Costa, No Surprise ' Simeone - Leadership

Club-by-club guide: Women's Super League - BBC

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Cruz Azul - Toluca - Goal

Conference Releases List of Committees, Membership - Thisday

Copa del Rey final: Win or lose - The Sun

Djokovic storms past Montanes in Monte Carlo - Guardian

Dolphins qualify for Rivers FA Cup semis - Punch

Dortmund's winning run earns them Cup final spot - Yahoo

Eagles don't fear Argentina, says Keshi - Punch

England places are up for grabs, says Cook - Guardian

England places are up for grabs, says Cook - Guardian

England places up for grabs - Cook - BBC

EPL: City set to feast on Sunderland - The Sun

Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job - Yahoo

FCT inaugurate 20 Sports associations - Daily Trust

FCT reconstitutes 20 sports associations - Daily Trust

FCT targets seventh position at Calabar 2014 National Festival - Guardian

Football: Podolski fires for Arsenal - CNN

Football: Tragedy that united a city - CNN

French Open increase in prize money pot to 20.6m - Guardian

Giovani dos Santos back in training at Villarreal - Goal

Government Junior College, Ketu-Epe wins Olulade football tourney - Guardian

Gundogan extends Dortmund contract - Goal

Hamilton back to brilliant best - Lowe - BBC

Hamilton eyes hat-trick on Shanghai straights - BBC

Heineken picks 'Lucky' winners for UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon - The Sun

Hillsborough remembered - CNN

How big is your yacht - CNN

I expect to start against Houston ' Aminu - Daily Trust

I wont stop Costa moving to Chelsea, says Simeone - Guardian

Injured Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games - Yahoo

Injured Loft considers legal action - BBC

Injured Ronaldo out of cup final - BBC

Injury Knocks out Ronaldo from Copa del Rey Final - Thisday

Inter set to splash 10m on Mikel - Daily Trust

Jurgen Klopp: Dortmund looked drained - Goal

Keshi: Why we dont fear Argentina - Guardian

Lack of Englishmen not key - Pellegrini - BBC

Ladipo Calls For More Support For Supporters' Club - Daily Times

Ladipo's men fast for Eagles - The Sun

London Marathon runner Mami Konneh Lahun misses flight - The Sun

Luton back in Football League after five years - Yahoo

Luton win Conference Premier title - BBC

Maldini: Milan must invest in youth - Goal

Man City, PSG faces FFP punishment - Punch

Maurice Greenes appointment will brighten our chances in Glasgow, says AFN - Guardian

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA - Yahoo

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut - Yahoo

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Philadelphia Union - Goal

Moore to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season - Yahoo

More former players sue NHL regarding concussions - Yahoo

Mothersill to miss Glasgow 2014 - BBC

Motorsport: Red Bull lose appeal - CNN

N20m Up for Grabs at 2nd Okpekpe Race - Thisday

NBBF Hammer Falls on Police Batons - Thisday

NBBF hammers Police Batons, coach Dike, player - Daily Trust

Nestle makes plans for Milo U-13 African tourney - Punch

Nestle unveils 2014 Milo U-13 African championship - Guardian

Nestle Unveils Plans For Milo U-13 African Champs - Leadership

New tennis tourney debuts - Punch

NFF not owing Okpala, says Inyamah - Punch

NFF supports Nigeria coaches' upgrading - Daily Trust

NFL-National Football League roundup - Yahoo

Nigeria plans best World Cup record in Brazil - Daily Trust

No plans to move Hull derby game - BBC

Obajimi, others want support for sports development - Guardian

Ogba Leads Team Nigeria to Mt. Sac Relays - Thisday

Ogba leads Team Nigeria to Mt. Sac Relays - Vanguard

Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick - Punch

Okagbare leads 19 others to Mt. SAC Relays - Punch

Okagbare, Asumnu, others fly Team Nigerias flag at MT Sac Relays - Guardian

Okpekpe Road Race stars to get N20m - Guardian

Olympic champion Campbell takes break - BBC

Our title hope is not over yet, Pellegrini assures - Guardian

Owens hails Rees' return from cancer - BBC

Ozil nears Arsenal return as Diaby resumes training - Goal

Pacquiao Eyes Mayweather Fight - Daily Times

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery - Yahoo

Peak backs Eagles for Brazil W/Cup - Vanguard

Peak begins World Cup promo for Eagles - Punch

Pellegrini: Liverpool defeat changes nothing for Manchester City - Goal

Pietersen 'not out to make a point - BBC

Pirates beat Reds 8-7 in suspended game - Yahoo

Pistorius 'heartbroken' over body - BBC

Pistorius concludes five-day stint in the witness box - Punch

Podolski double gets Arsenal back into top four - Yahoo

Podolski fires for Arsenal - CNN

Prize money increase for French Open - BBC

Puyol Says He Will Not Change His Mind About Retiring - Daily Times

Quigley lands second gold in Glasgow - BBC

Rizeena can match Pebbles - Brittain - BBC

Ronaldo out - The Sun

Ronaldo wont be available for Copa del Rey final tie - Guardian

Rugby-Mealamu back for Blues after another calf injury - Yahoo

Sense of justice pervades Anfield as Liverpool & British football pay respects at Hillsborough memorial service - Goal

Simeone won't stop Costa move - Punch

Sky Sports News Headlines - Yahoo

Soccer--Small-scale World Cup protests continue in Brazil - Yahoo

Soccer-Argentine championship final results and standings - Yahoo

Soccer-Luton back in Football League after five years - Yahoo

Soccer-Wenger gamble on Arsenal's golden oldies pays off - Yahoo

Sodje Says Yobo Should Not be Left Out - Daily Times

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing - Yahoo

Super Eagles can Lift 2014 World Cup, Says James Peters - Daily Times

The men who saved European rugby - BBC

The tragedy that united a city - CNN

They told me I was the guy who killed their son - BBC

Toure out for two weeks - Guardian

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE; Heineken Picks 'Lucky' Winners for Final in Lisbon - Thisday

UPDATE 1-Doping-CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures - Yahoo

Villa suspend Lambert's assistants - BBC

Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial - Yahoo

Warri Wolves set for legal battle with sponsor over unpaid N50m fee - Guardian

We had to dig deep' - Wenger hails hard-fought win over West Ham - Goal

We were robbed by Sunshine in Akure - Guardian

Wenger Eyes Strong Finish - Daily Times

What a shot! Amazing sports pics - CNN

White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary - Yahoo

Why Bale must shine in Copa del Rey final - BBC

Why is tennis star Nadal so happy - CNN

Williams fails to qualify for Crucible - BBC

Yaya To Miss Rest of Season - Daily Times