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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [27 AUGUST, 2017].



Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE African Stars Watch of players in action on the European continent on Saturday, 26 August 2017. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A steward claimed he had been hit by the Manchester City striker but the Cherries have confirmed they will not be pursuing any action against him 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Police have taken a statement from a steward who alleges that Sergio Aguero hit them during the goal 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Ernesto Valverde has already been forced to navigate choppy waters, with off-field concerns casting a shadow over the club 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Germany international was furious at being left out but the Italian has stood by his decision 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal always adopt a more direct style of play when they face Liverpool. Ahead of Sunday's Premier League meeting between the pair, Klopp was reminded of a 2013 quote from his days at Borussia Dortmund when he insisted he preferred a 'heavy metal' style of football to Arsenal's 'orchestra'. After bursting out [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, believes that Arsenal still represent a major test for his sides credentials despite no longer being a Champions League team. Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season and failed to qualify for European football's elite competition for the first time since Arsene Wenger took over as manager in []The post Arsenal Will Test Us Klopp appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The 25-year-old provided the opener in the Magpies' drubbing of the Hammers at the St James' Park 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers still believes the deal sending Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas and other assets to the Cleveland Cavaliers will ultimately go through."They're just doing their jobdoing their due diligence," Rivers told TMZ Sports. "I'm sure the deal will go through."Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the Cavaliers are seeking additional compensation after Thomas' physical suggested his return from a hip injur 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
After two exciting semi-finals, Ayala Polo Team and La Indiana qualified for the final of the Santa Maria Polo High Goal Gold Cup, the most important trophy of the 46th International Polo Tournament. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
In front of a massive pay-per-view audience, Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs)added the WBA light heavyweight title to his resume with a fifth-round TKO win over Nathan Cleverly (30-4, 16 KOs)on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor megafight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.The WBA congratulated its new champion:From the outset, both fighters lived up to their reputations. Cleverly came forward with volume and landed, but Jack came back with the heavier, more impactful pu 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Croatia international believes that the Catalans "have to improve a lot of things" but was happy to get the points in trying circumstances 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalans' La Liga clash in the Basque Country on Saturday... 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Nigerian Basketball Stakeholders made up of the Coaches Association, the Clubs captains, Referees' Council, Technical Commissioners and Statisticians, for the first time in the history of Nigerian basketball, came together in a joint meeting held in Ilorin to express their satisfaction on the organisation of the Kwese Premier Basketball League by the Nigeria Basketball Federation.The post Basketball stakeholders want protection for Kwese Premier League appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches was left out of the squad to face Werder Bremen on Saturday to think about his future amid transfer rumours linking him with Chelsea and Liverpool.The club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the news to Sky Sports (via Goal): "He asked the coach to be allowed to think about his future. That's why he is not part of the squad today."Metro's Sean Kearns also reported the news, pointing to reported interest from both the 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The DR Congo international was forced off after sustaining an injury in an aerial duel with Vincent Kompany 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it six in four for Dortmund this season, while Nuri Sahin scored his first Bundesliga goal for 925 days. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The manager wants to see more from side despite making it two from two in the Bundesliga by beating Hertha Berlin 


Sun, 27 Aug 2017
City come into their away clash with the Cherries on the back of a home draw and their fans will be hoping to see more goals on the south coast 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The defending Super Bowl champions were dealt a difficult blow when wide receiver Julian Edelman suffered a torn ACL in Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, but it could lead to even more fantasy production from Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan.The New England Patriots announced Edelman will miss the 2017 campaign, and Albert Breer of The MMQB noted an MRI revealed an ACL tear.Fortunately for the Patriots, they still have Cooks and Hogan as other targets. Here is a look at how th 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Nigerias Basket ball team, DTigress has secured a place in AfroBasket Women 2017 final 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Lagos This weekend's matches will be decisive in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). This is because a victory for the league leaders, Plateau United that will host Rivers United may make the league out of the reach of second placed Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) who will be guest of Abia []The post Can Plateau Win League This Weekend' appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Chelsea Welcome Big-spending Everton to London 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Coetzee transfer falls through 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Coutinho out, Sanchez Back as Liverpool Host Arsenal 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Barcelona completed their capture of French ace Ousmane Dembele on Friday, finally bringing in a replacement for the departed Neymar. The La Liga side were vying for both Dembele and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, but given the Reds intransigence, the former Borussia Dortmund man became the first to cross the threshold, potentially leaving the wantaway Brazilian stuck at Anfield. Coutinho badly wanted to join his pal Luis Suarez at Barca, and the recent development is said to have left him. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Nigerias senior national womens basketball team, DTigress, have qualified for the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain and also through to the final of the 2017 FIBA Womens AfroBasket Championship in Bamako, Mali, having defeated Mali 48-47 in the semi-final game played on Saturday, completesportsnigeria.com reports. The coach Sam Vincent- led team []The post DTigress Edge Mali To Reach AfroBasket Final, Grab World Cup Ticket appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's national women's basketball team on Saturday narrowly defeated hosts Mali 48-47 in an explosive semifinal clash to qualify for the final of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket Championship in Bamako. D'Tigress have thus qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup in Spain. It was a tough and low scoring match as both [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers titles has expressed it''s readiness for a continued partnership with Plateau State government to promote Golf in the state.123456789101112 Latest NewsDTigress roar into Afrobasket championship finalLalong, Maj. IBM Haruna, 248 others participate in Daily Trust Golf Icons OpenAyala Polo Team, La Indiana for Santa Maria Polo Club Gold Cup finalNew Hope win USPA Regional CupPSG sign Mbappe, Fabinho in stunning record-breaking deal 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson suffered a possible concussion in Saturday's 24-20 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys, the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken reported.Amerson suffered a concussion in Oakland's Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 but didn't miss any game time. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Denver Broncos wide receiverDemaryius Thomas suffered a groin injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.James Palmer of NFL Network noted Thomas was out for the remainder of the game.Set to enter his eighth season out of Georgia Tech, Thomas dealt with a nagging hip injurylast year that left some concerned. However, he did not miss any games and performed mostly as expected with 1,083 receiving yards and five touchdown catches.It was his fifth straight season wit 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Catalans came through with a 2-0 win on the road, but their struggles in tight spaces highlighted the importance of bringing in the French forward 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Nigerias senior women basketball team, the DTigress yesterday defeated host nation, Mali 48-47 to reach the finals of the ongoing Afrobasket championship in Bamako, Mali. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple suffered an ankle injury Saturday night against the New York Jets and was ruled out for the remainder of the game, according to the team's official Twitter account.The 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft had an up-and-down rookie year, appearing in 14 games with 11 startswhile making 49 tackles.Apple grabbed only one interception and was inconsistent in coverage, contributing to a pass defense that ranked just 23rd in the NFL. He also missed time due to 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored to maintain Manchester United's 100% start 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) on Friday announced the squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on September 1 and September 4. Completesportsnigeria.coms IZUCHUKWU OKOS takes a look at five Indomitable Lions players who could cause damage in those matches 1. BENJAMIN MOUKANDJO (Jiangsu Suning, China) The Indomitable Lions []The post EXPOSED! 5 Cameroon Dangermen Super Eagles Must Watch Out For appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Former Super Eagles midfielder Finidi George has told Nigeria Federation Federation officials that he was prepared to coach the national Under-17 team for free if given the chance.The post Finidi offers to coach Golden Eaglets for free appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Showtime will delay the start of Saturday's main event between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor due to pay-per-view issues, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio (via ESPN's Darren Rovell).Specifically, Paolantonio (via ESPN's Brett Okamoto) reported Showtime is "stalling" the fight because of crashes in the pay-per-view system. Paolantonio (via ESPN's Michele Steele) added the fight is in a "holding pattern" due to crashes that have occurred in 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Two more bets of $1 million have been placed Saturday for the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., bringing the total to four.David Purdum of ESPN.com reported that's three more than the $1 million bet total for Super Bowl LI in February.The reasoning here is pretty simple. While the Super Bowl is something of a crapshoot from a bettor's perspective, Mayweather is clearly the favorite here. The 40-year-old enters Saturday with a 49-0 career record and will be going ag 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Former Auburn softball playerAlexa Nemeth accused the school's coaching staff of abusive treatment, consistent sexual harassment and expressed "concerns about an administrative cover-up," according toTom Junod and Paula Lavigneof ESPN.com.Nemeth's lawyer sent a 14-page complainton her behalf over a month ago toschool officials and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. The allegations came weeks after Nemeth filed a Title IX sexual discrimination complaint in which she said "Coach Clint 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Britain's Chris and Gabby Adcock lose their mixed doubles semi-final against top seeds Zheng Siwei and Cheng Qingchen of China. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Britain's Savannah Marshall won her first professional bout with a unanimous points win over American Sydney LeBlanc. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The battle of MetLife Stadium ended with the New York Giants earning a 32-31 win over the New York Jets.Although the Jets overcame a 29-3 halftime deficit to nearly pull evenwith Bryce Petty easily outplaying Christian Hackenberga failed two-point conversion with 86 seconds remaining cost them the chance at victory.The Giants clearly had the better starters in the preseason Week 3 dress rehearsal, but the backups barely held on for bragging rights over the inner-city rivals.Eli Manning wasn&#039 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68 Formula 1 pole positions at the 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Hamilton Equals Schumachers All-time Pole Record 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to Michael Schumacher after equalling the German legends Formula 1 record of pole positionson Saturday. Former world champion Hamilton claimed pole at the Belgian Grand Prix in Brusselson Saturday, tying Schumacher for the all-time record of 68 Formula 1 pole positions. Im honoured to have raced with you. Equaling your []The post Hamilton Pays Tribute To Schumacher After Equalling F1 Legends Record appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Man Utd manager expects the forward to return for in January and bring "extra quality" in the latter part of 2017-18 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
President, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Ishaku Tikon, outlines the programmes of the new NTTF board in this interview with ADENIYI OLUGBEMI Not many sports enthusiasts know you before you contested and won the NTTF presidency. How did you come into the game' My journey into table tennis started with the passion I had for the [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Andy Murray has joined the likes of Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori in withdrawing from the US Open. 
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