Sports Headlines: Thursday October 12, 2017.

October 12th, 2017 | by Obinna
Sports Headlines: Thursday October 12, 2017.
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Bid for hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022 postponed.

After Birmingham emerged as the only bidder for the hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the deadline for the bidding process which closed on 30 September has been shifted to 30 November 2017. The board stated that the bid was ‘not fully compliant’ and were giving other cities more time.

 

Rob Andrew- Players’ strike is feasible.

Following proposals to extend the season by a month during the 2019-2020 campaign, the former Director of Rugby Football Union, Rob Andrew has mentioned the duress the extension will have on the players (who have already shown disagreement over the proposal) and stressed that a strike might happen.

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Radamel Falcao lights a fuse of ‘match fixing’.

In an unguarded statement, the Colombian striker admitted to holding talks prior to his countries World Cup qualifier against Peru on the benefit of a stalemate score line between them.

 

Ahmed Musa opens Service Station in Kano.

After opening a Fitness and Recreational Centre earlier this year in Kano, Nigerian footballer Musa has unveiled his latest establishment in the same city, this time a service station named Myca-7 Station.

 

Liverpool’ can hurt Manchester United- Robbie Fowler.

The former Liverpool striker who had played in the Liverpool-Manchester United fixture 14 times and scored six times has said that Liverpool have the weapons to hurt Mourinho’s side in their march and also pointed out that the problems the Reds are currently going through are being blown out of proportions by the media.

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Fabio Fognini has been fined and suspended.

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has been given a fine of $96,000 and an additional suspended Grand Slam ban after he was found guilty of verbally abusing an umpire at the US Open back in September.

 

Martial-Rakitic swap is rumored to be in the plans.

According to a sports media house, Diaro Gol, Manchester United are reportedly trying to get Barcelona to consider swapping Ivan Rakitic for Anthony Martial.

 

British Swimming Body apologizes to Paralympians.

After discovering that 13 para-swimmers had been subjected to ‘abusive and derogatory term’ by ex-head coach Rob Greenwood, the body has issued an apology to the affected athletes and their families.

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Frampton to reduce Sparring Sessions.

30 year old former two-weight World Champion, Carl Frampton, who is gearing up for a fight against Horacio Garcia on 18 November has revealed that he will reduce the amount of sparring sessions he undertakes from 220 to 100 because of brain damage risk but will continue training hard.

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