See The 2 Nigerians on the Golden Boy Shortlist

Tuttosport has announced the shortlist for the 14th Golden Boy as a jury of 30 journalists from Europe will vote for the most promising talent in football. The nominees are as follows.

NAME

CLUB

Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspurs
Marco Asensio Real Madrid
Leon Bailey Genk
Riechedly Bazoer Ajax
Gabriel Boschilia Monaco
Julian Brandt Bayer Leverkusen
Carlos Fernandez Sevilla
Andreas Christensen Borussia Manchengladbach
Kingsley Coman Bayern Munich
Ante Coric Dinamo Zagreb
Amadou Diawara Napoli
Mahmoud Dahoud Borussia Manchengladbach
Danilo Benfica
Moussa Dembele Celtic
Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund
Gianluigi Dnnarumma AC Milan
Breel Embolo Schalke 04
Gabigol Inter Milan
Aleksandr Golovin CSKA Moscow
Goncalo Guedes Benfica
Demerai Gray Leicester City
Marko Grujic Liverpool
Alen Halilovic Hamburg
Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City
Alex Iwobi Arsenal
Viktor Kovalenko Shaktar Donetsk
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea
Lucas Hernandez Atletico Madrid
Emanuel Mammana Lyon
Nathan Vitesse
Oliver Ntcham Genoa
Marcus Rashford Manchester United
Renato Sanches Bayern Munich
Jario Riedwald Ajax
Ruben Neves Porto
Antonio Sanabria Real Betis
Leroy Sane Manchester City
Jonathan Tah Bayer Leverkusen
Youri Tielemans Anderlecht
Almamy Toure Monaco

 

Europa League Fixtures for 29/9/16

Astana                             16:00             BSC Young Boys Bern

FK Qabala                        16:00             Mainz

AA Gent                            18:00            Konyaspor

Ajax                                    18:00           Standard Liege

Celta Vigo                         18:00           Panathinaikos

FC Steaua Bucuresti      18:00           Villarreal

FC Zurich                          18:00           Osmanlispor

Fiorentina                        18:00            Qarabag FK

Hapoel Beer-Sheva      18:00             Southampton

Krasnodar                        18:00              Nice

Schalke                             18:00              Red Bull Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk        18:00                Braga

Slovan Liberec               18:00                PAOK Salonika

Sparta Prague                 18:00                Inter Milan

Athletic Bilbao               20:05                Rapid Vienna

Austria Vienna              20:05                 FC Viktoria Plzen

Dundalk                          20:05                  Maccabi Tel Aviv

Fenerbahce                    20:05                   Feyenoord

Genk                               20:05                   Sassuolo

Manchester United    20:05                  FC Zorya Luhansk

Olympiakos FC            20:05                  Apoel Nicosia

Roma                              20:05                  FC Astra Giurgiu

St Etienne                     20:05                 Anderlecht

Zenit St. Petersburg 20:05                  AZ Alkmaar

Tiger Woods Struggling For Limelight?

Not too long ago, Tiger Woods was the biggest name in golf and the best player in the world. Today, he can’t even get in a group photo. Woods is not playing in the Ryder Cup, but he is serving as a vice-captain for the U.S. team.

When Woods tried to get into the group portrait, he was unceremoniously shooed away.
Either misunderstanding the order or playfully trying to slip back in, Woods then worked his way into the group on the other side. According to a clip posted by Golf Channel, he was again told to scram.
Everyone, including Woods, laughed. “I forgot I wasn’t playing!” Woods joked afterward, to per Golf.com. After all, he was later allowed to appear in the larger group picture
that included players and vice-captains. Lucky fella,yeah?

Champions League Matchday 2 Results in Full

Group A

Ludogorets   1-3      Paris St. Germain

Arsenal        2-0     Basel

Group B

Besiktas           1-1      Dynamo Kiev

SSC Napoli   4-2     SL Benfica

Group C

Bourissa Monchengladbach     1-2    Barcelona FC

Celtic    3-3    Manchester City FC

Group D

Atletico Madrid     1-0    Bayern Munchen

FC Rostov       2-2     PSV Eindhoven

Group E

AS Monaco     1-1     Bayern Leverkusen

CSK Moscow    0-1    Tottenham

Group F

Bourissa Dortmund   2-2   Real Madrid

Sporting   2-0   Legia Warsaw

Group G

Leicester City    1-0   FC Porto

FC Koebenhavn   4-0   Club Brugge

Group H

Sevilla FC  1-0   Olympic Lyonnais

Dinamo Zagreb     0-4  Juventus

 

 

 

Paul Pierce To Retire After Final Season With LA Clippers

You are heartily welcome to the Basketball court of duyiOMOibadan Sports Blog. We will continue to bring you current news about basketball happenings around the world.

In our first piece of news, we report that Paul Pierce has decided to go for one more season and then call it quits. He believes that with the current group, the Clippers have a goos shot at clinching their first league title.

“The reason for me coming back is this group,” he said. “This group is talented enough to win a championship. I want to come back and give it one more try and help them get over the top.” nba.com quotes the 39 year old as saying.

He had earlier said that the disappointments of the last season had left him unmotivated to train but has overcome those issues and is ready to try for one more time. Pierce is the lone active player with over 25,000 points, 7,500 rebounds and 4,500 assists.

La Liga Matchday Review

  • Antoine Griezmann scored the winner in Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Deportivo
  • Atletico Madrid edged out Deportivo with a 1-0 victory and Valencia came from behind to beat Leganes 2-1 in La Liga on Sunday.
  • Antoine Griezmann scored his fifth goal of the season as Atletico Madrid saw off 10-man Deportivo La Coruna to move third in La Liga.
  • Deportivo had Morocco midfielder Faycal Fajr sent off just before half-time following two quick bookings.
  • France striker, Antoine Griezmann tapped home after good approach play from Kevin Gameiro with 20 minutes left, which was enough to see Diego Simeone’s side close to within a point of Barcelona and two behind leaders Real Madrid.
  • Villarreal moved up to fourth place in La Liga with a 3-1 win over Osasuna at El Madrigal as the team continues to flourish under Fran Escriba. The Yellow Submarines are one of only three teams in the league still unbeaten after six matches and stormed out of the blocks with three first-half goals. Alexandre Pato headed the first, Bruno Soriano scored the second from the penalty spot and a sublime chip from Nicola Sansone killed off the visitors, who pulled one back through Roberto Torres’ penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at Age 87

Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as “Arnie’s Army” and helped propel the game just as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at the age of 87.

Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as ‘The King’ who accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

At his death, Palmer ranked fifth on the PGA Tour’s list of all-time tournament victories.
His biggest win may have come at the 1960 U.S. Open, when he trailed by seven shots in the final round at Cherry Hills Country Club before pulling off the greatest comeback in the tournament’s history.

He beat Nicklaus, a then 20-year-old amateur, by two shots, prefacing a rivalry between the two that lasted throughout the 1960s. Palmer was especially dominant from 1960 to 1963, winning 29 PGA Tour events. He was named Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Sportsman of the Year” in 1960.

Palmer had an unorthodox swing and go-for-broke style that added to his appeal among his loyal fans, who became known as “Arnie’s Army”. “I enjoy the crowds, and I enjoyed playing to them. I suppose that was one thing that helped me as much as anything,” Palmer told Golf.com in 2011. In 1967, he became the first golfer to reach $1 million in career earnings. His last PGA Tour win came in 1973.

Palmer was also a noted philanthropist, founding the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando and a number of other charities.

Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, in Latrobe, a small industrial town east of Pittsburgh. He was the son of a greenskeeper and later club pro at the Latrobe Country Club. He started golfing at the age of four on clubs cut down to size by his father and began caddying at Latrobe as an 11-year-old. He purchased the country club in 1971.

He attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina on a golf scholarship but left during his senior year after the death of a close friend in a car accident. Palmer returned to competitive golf after a three-year enlistment in the Coast Guard and turned pro in 1954.

He met his first wife, Winifred Walzer, at a golf tournament in Pennsylvania. They married in 1954 and had two daughters. She died in 1999. Palmer married Kathleen Gawthrop, who survived him, in 2005.