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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [28 AUGUST, 2017].


Mon, 28 Aug 2017
BY MONICA IHEAKAM Nigerias DTigress last night emerged the new champions of Africa after 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
By Monica Iheakam Nigeria's D'Tigress last night emerged the new champion of Africa after beating 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
29 Professional Golfers participated in the second day of the Jos Golf Icons Open sponsored by Daily Trust and Plateau State government. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
AC Milan continued their impressive start to the season with a hard fought win against Cagliari. The victory marks the sixth win out of their first six games, with the Italian side conceding their first goal of the season. Milan started the game like a house on fire and really took the the game toCagliari. Suso and Rodriquez whipped in a number of dangerous crosses that were begging to be attacked. One of their crosses was eventually met in the 10th minute. Suso's beautifully delivered cros 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Nigerias female basketball team DTigress are champions of Africa for the third time after defeating Senegal in the final of the Afrobasket championship. DTigress who were unbeaten throughout the tournamentThe post Afrobasket 2017: Nigerias DTigress are champions appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
When a fight comes to a close, it doesn't take long to ask the inevitable question: what's next'Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 50-0 and is headed back into retirement, but Conor McGregor is still in his prime as the UFC lightweight champion. However, his performance against Mayweathera competitive 10th-round TKO loss Saturdaynight in Las Vegasleaves options open in the boxing realm.Steven Rondina, what should McGregor do for his next bout with the "Money Fight" now behind us&#0 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr always had a knack for fighting opponents at the most advantageous time.The post After Mayweather, McGregor seeks next high-risk move appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis reportedly suffered a gunshot wound early Sunday morning.Aaron Suttles of TideSports.com reported the news Sunday, noting Davis is a projected starter. According to the Associated Press (h/t USA Today), "a person with knowledge of the incident" said Davis was shot in the right leg while standing outside a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jason Powell didn't reveal Davis' identity and called th 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Gunners crashed to back-to-back Premier League defeats after their Liverpool rout and their ex-defender admits the club are in a worrying position 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Match of the Day 2 pundit Martin Keown believes his former club Arsenal are in "crisis" and is baffled by some of the decisions made behind the scenes. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Arsenal are once again being linked with an unlikely move for Real Madrid starlet Marco Asensio, with the latest rumours from England saying the Gunners are prepared to trigger his 75 million buyout clause.The Daily Express' Neil Fissler reported the news, adding the 21-year-old is looking for guarantees regarding his playing time as he negotiates a new deal with Los Blancos. The report also said he "has already turned down a move to Paris Saint-Germain," and Serie A side Inter Mi 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The young Spain star picked up the mantle in the absence of the still-suspended Portuguese, but Real were wasteful in front of goal versus Valencia 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The highly-rated midfielder is considered by his Blancos team-mate to already be a key player after his double earned a draw against Valencia 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Marco Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid and Valencia draw a highly entertaining game. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade believes a Nigeria win against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in September will redeem the pride of Nigeria and conquer the fear factor the Eagles seemingly have facing the African champions, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. After the recent disappointments of not qualifying []The post Babalade: Super Eagles Must Conquer Fear Of Cameroon appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Bafana without injured Coetzee 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Wales international was jeered again during Sunday's draw with Valencia and has been told to play his way back into favour with the club's fans 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Lewis Hamilton held off a spirited challenge from Sebastian Vettel to cut the German's lead at the top of the Drivers' Championship to just seven points. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Red Devils have enjoyed a productive opening to the 2017-18 campaign to spark talk of a possible Premier League title challenge 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
BREAKING: Nigeria's D'Tigress win Afrobasket 2017The post BREAKING: Nigerias DTigress win Afrobasket 2017 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: DTigress of Nigeria have emerged winners of the 2017 FIBA Womens AfroBasket Championship having defeated Senegal 65-48 points in the final of the tournament just concluded on Sunday in Bamako, Mali, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Nigerians, who defeated host nation Mali 48-47 points in the semi-final on Saturday to secure one of the []The post CHAMPIONS! DTigress Rule Africa, Outclass Senegal In Womens AfroBasket Final appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Chelsea defeated Everton 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday as two goals from Cesc Fabregas on the 27th minute and another from Alvaro Morata on the 40th minute gave The Blues the win.The post Chelsea Beat Everton 2-0 At Stamford Bridge appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday Clayton Kershaw will start for the first time in over a month when the team faces off with the San Diego Padres on Friday, the Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra reported.The three-time Cy Young Award winner hasn't pitched since going two innings in a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on July 23. The Dodgers placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.Along with Kershaw's return, Los Angeles should have Cody B 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Despite hoping new arrivals come in at Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes, the Italian has asserted his commitment to the Blues 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Nigeria`s senior female basketball team, DTigress, defeated Senegal 65-48 to emerge as the winner of the 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket Championship. The final of the tournament was played on Sunday in Bamako, Mali. Details later 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Tana Aiyejina Nigeria's D'Tigress on Sunday emerged the new champions of Africa, after they defeated Senegal 65-48 in the final of the 2017 Women's Afrobasket championship in Bamako, to dethrone their West African rivals of the continental title. The match was a repeat of the 2005 final, when D'Tigress defeated the Lionesses 64-57 in Abuja [] 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Nigeria's senior women basketball team, D'Tigress, have defeated host country Mali 48-47 to qualify for the final of the Afrobasket championship. At the end of the first quarter, the NigerianThe post D'Tigress pip Mali to charge into Afrobasket final appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith will be up for re-election in October, and the newest rules could prevent other candidates from challenging him for the job, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post.According to the new voting rules, a 14-member selection committee and potentially the board of team-by-team player representatives (depending on the committee's voting results) will decide whether to keep Smith in his current position, which he has held since 200 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
DHR Beats Dunoma Team to Lift FAAN Unity Cup 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Tana Aiyejina Captain Ike Diogu and five other overseas-based players on Saturday joined D'Tigers camp, as the men's national basketball team prepare for the Afrobasket 2017 scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia from September 8 to 16. The African champions are camped at the Eko Hotel and Suites but train at the indoor sports hall of [] 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather ended his storied boxing career by knocking out the most feared MMA fighter on the planet. After defeating Conor McGregor on Saturday night in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, Mayweather rode off into the sunset holding the most pristine record in all of boxing history.50-0.It is no small feat in such a rough and tough sport, and it's one that will likely go unmatched for decadesthe same way former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano's 49-0 mark stood from 1955 until M 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
DTigress Champions of 2017 Afrobasket 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
With assurances coming from all quarters, especially Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki that the maiden Super Four Championship for Nigerian women will be a show piece at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, players and officials say they are also lining behind the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles to qualify for the World Cup after making it through the CHAN qualifiers against Benin Republic.The post Edo Super 4 teams line behind Super Eagles against Cameroon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
English Premier League table after Sunday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):The post English Premier League table appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
After announcing he wouldn't kneel during the national anthem as he did last year, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid continued his protest in Sunday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.The Sunday Night Football account provided a view of the safety on one knee:Marquise Goodwin, Eli Harold and Lorenzo Jerome each put a hand on Reid's shoulder.Reid explained what prompted his decision to resume the protest after the game, also noting he plans on kn 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
It was a promotion chock-full of offensive moments.And from the instant publicity-tour microphones went live in Los Angeles to the end of the final fight-week presser in Las Vegas, neither Floyd Mayweather Jr. nor Conor McGregor showed much regard for the rules of decency and professional conduct as they sold their product.Mayweather's steady stream of F-bombs sent both censors and frazzled parents scrambling for mute-button cover, while the Irishman's "dance for me, boy" tau 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Boxing superstar, Floyd Mayweather extended his winning record to 50 unbeaten boxing bouts after a 10th 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton continues to punish opposing pitchers, taking San Diego Padres starter Clayton Richard deep in the eighth inning of Sunday's game at Marlins Park.It's Stanton's 50th home run of the season, making him the first National League player with 50 regular-season home runs since Prince Fielder, then of the Milwaukee Brewers, in 2007. Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had 53 homers in 2013.The Marlins celebrated the achievement on Twitt 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Fact: Giancarlo Stanton had his ninth multi-home run game of the season in the Miami Marlins' 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. His nine multi-home run games are the most in a single season since Jose Bautista had nine such games in 2010.Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light.Source: B/R Insights 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The English top flight is not yet the toughest league, according to the Manchester City manager 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Arsenal's early-season problems mounted at Anfield on Sunday after they were condemned to a miserable 4-0 defeat by Jurgen Klopp's rampant LiverpoolThe post How dazzling Liverpool routed Wengers sorry Arsenal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
A former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alahji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has wished he were president of the football Federation, NFF, now that a more transparent and truthful man, President Muhammadu Buhari is in the saddle. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte insists he will remain committed to Chelsea even if he doesn't get the new signings he wants before the transfer window shuts on Thursday. The post I wont quit Chelsea over transfers, says Conte appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday. The 40-year-old American boxer outclassed McGregor over 10 absorbing rounds at the T-Mobile Arena to defeat Irish mixed martial arts by technical knockout. The win sees Mayweather, who [] 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Tana Aiyejina Nigeria have suffered a huge blow ahead of Friday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo after Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi withdrew from the squad with a thigh muscle strain. The 21-year-old will also miss the September 4 showdown against African champions Cameroon in Yaounde, according to the Nigeria Football Federation. Iwobi [] 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Victor Moses says it will be a difficult season in the English Premier League but he and his Chelsea teammates must make the supporters happy. Moses, who has spent fiveThe post Its going to be a very difficult season, Victor Moses predicts appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Lagos In what looks like a blow to the Super Eagles ahead ofFriday'sWorld Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Alex Iwobi, the Nigerian and Arsenal forward, has been ruled out of the match. It has been reported that the former England youth player withdrew from the match on account of a thigh []The post Iwobi Out Of Cameroon Match appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Iwobi out of Clash with Cameroon as Eagles Camp Opens Today 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt announced on Twitter he has set up a fundraiser to help victims of the flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey."I've set up a fundraiser so that we can raise as much money as possible to help our communities and the families of our great city rebuild," Watt said (h/t KVUE in Austin, Texas). "Any donation that you can spare, no matter how large or small, no matter what city or state you live in, is greatly appreciated. We will come o 

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