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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [29 AUGUST, 2017].



Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Iwobi rues absence, urges team to fly high Super Eagles' striker, Odion Ighalo has said that he 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The second edition of the Portland Trail Blazers forward, Al-Faruq Aminu's basketball clinic was held at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan with over 100 boys taking part at the weekend. The Special Assistant to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Public Affairs, Deji Aboderin, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Kakanfo Inn and [] 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was found not guilty of improperly carrying a concealed handgun.ESPN'sMike Rodak reported the news Monday.TMZ Sports noted the case went to a non-jury trial.The charge came from an incident in July when Washington was seen handling a gun outside of a water park near Cincinnati, Ohio. According to TMZ, Washington said he was attempting to put the gun away rather than brandishing it.TMZ shared video of the arrest(warning: contains NSFW langu 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Senior Womens Basketball team, DTigress went, saw and conquered in Bamako, Mali. The team will be without Coach Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka, star player Evelyn Akhator and Nyingifa Atonye who have all left from Bamako to their various bases They emerged as deserved champions on Sunday at the 2017 Afrobasket championship for Ladies. []The post African Champions, DTigress To Arrive Lagos On Monday appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Joe Apu Head coach of the Nigeria men's basketball team, Coach Alex Nwora and team captain, Ike 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
D'Tigresses for the second time have emerged champions of women's African women's basketball after beaten Senegal by 65 to 48 points in the fi nals. Th e Nigerian ladies proved the hard stuff s they are made of by winning all their games in the Afrobasket championship which ended yesterday in Bamako, the Mali capital. ...The post Afrobasket: D'Tigress are now Africa champions appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Gernot Rohr, Nigeria head coach has stated that he is yet to decide who will start in goal against Cameroon after including Daniel Akpeyi in his squad. The goalkeeper was heavily criticised by the Nigerian media and fans following the Super Eagles 2-0 defeat to South Africa in the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations []The post Akpeyi Retained Because Of His Experience Rohr appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Chelsea are set to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose Gunners contract expires at the end of the season. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Eight days after losing the Raw Women's Championship to Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss defeated The Boss on Monday's edition of Raw to become Raw Women's champion for the second time.Bliss countered the Bank Statement into a pinfall attempt, which forced Banks to break the hold. That allowed Bliss to get the upper hand, and she hit the DDT for the victory.WWE's official Twitter account showed Bliss holding her newly won title:SiriusXM Radio's Sam Roberts made light of Banks&#0 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
You're never going to beat the bully if you just hand over your lunch money.Boxing is the bully. And MMA, for all its brutal skill and strength and toughness and postureand the head tattoos, it's critical to remember thoseis the victim. But enough! It's time for MMA to do the toilet head-flushing, even on the back of a defeat.Boxing pundits were injuring each other in a desperate scramble to mount the high horse after Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 10th-round TKO of UFC champ Conor M 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Amuneke, Other FIFA Legends to Join Trophy Experience in India 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte has reiterated that he is commitment to Chelsea before making a further request for reinforcements ahead of Thursdays transfer deadline. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Having been torn to pieces in their humiliating 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, a similar fate befell Arsene Wenger's Arsenal in the post-match post-mortems.The post Arsenal cowards slammed over Anfield drubbing appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The former Gunners striker believes the problems at Emirates Stadium run deep and fears the club could be on a slippery slope 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The midfielder has been named Swiss Footballer of the Year but does not plan to celebrate in the wake of the Gunners' 4-0 defeat at Liverpool 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Bafana jet out Tuesday 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona have completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial 96.8m, potentially rising to 135.5m. The 20-year-old France international signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp alongside the clubs president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Monday. The deal is the second most expensive of all time, eclipsed only by Neymars []The post Barcelona Complete 135.5m Deal For Ousmane Dembele appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona had completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial 96.8m, 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez hinted on Monday that he is negotiating with Liverpool over Philippe Coutinho and hoped to complete a deal before the transfer window closes. After signing Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for a fee which could rise to 147 million euros ($176 million), Fernandez announced his intention to bring two more []The post Barcelona Hopeful Of Signing Coutinho appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona have said they hope to unveilPhilippe Coutinho if they can reach an agreement with Liverpool, according totechnical director Robert Fernandez.Joe Shortof theDaily Expressquoted Fernandez speaking about Barca's chase of Coutinho after the capture of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.Fernandez said: "We are negotiating for the player [Coutinho] and we hope to reach an agreement and then introduce him as a new player."James Pearceof theLiverpool Echo reported Coutinho 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona want Manchester United''s forward Marcus Rashford to replace Luis Suarez.123456789101112 Latest NewsBreaking: Arsenal, Chelsea agree Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain feePresident Buhari congratulates DTigress on 2017 Afrobasket victoryBarcelona close in on Angel Di MariaReal Madrid chasing Tottenham's Harry KaneLiverpool, Tottenham eye Monaco winger Thomas LemarKylian Mbappe's PSG deal could go through todayManchester United 'bid 92million for Gareth Bale'Antonio C 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona have completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial 96.8m fee, potentially rising to 135.5m. The French international forward arrived in Spain on Sunday and had his medical on Monday which he passed The French international arrived in Spain on Sunday and had his medical on Monday which he []The post BREAKING: Dembele Completes Barcelona Move appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D'Tigress, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women's Afrobasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain. The President's [...]The post Buhari congratulates D'Tigress on African Basketball victory appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national femalebasketballteam, 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Buhari Congratulates DTigress over AfroBasket Victory in Mali 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated the national women's basketball team, D' Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women's Afrobasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said [] 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Chicago Bears offense will be tasked with producing without wide receiver Cameron Meredith this season.The team announced Monday head coach John Fox said Meredith and long snapper Patrick Scales each suffered a torn ACL during Chicago's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday."They'll be in our thoughts and prayers for sure," Fox said.Brad Biggsof theChicago Tribunereported the Bears signed Jeff Overbaugh on Monday to replace Scales.While Overbaugh can fill 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are keeping their travel plans close to their chest as the team resumed training yesterday in Yaound ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.The post Cameroon keep sealed lips over travel plans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert reportedly canceled a planned $140 million renovation designed to improve Quicken Loans Arena.Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com reported the news Monday, adding "Gilbert folded his cards and walked away following a months-long battle over financing and a vote that could result in a denial of Cleveland's proposed support of the project."Farkas explained a "court ruling left the project in limbo" when "the Ohio Supreme Court ordered C 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Art Briles didn't even last a full day at his new job.While the Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday that the former Baylor coach would be an assistant on staff, the decision was apparently overruled by the league Monday night. The CFL provided a statement on its decision, via The Athletic:Briles was set to work under former Hawaii and SMU head coach June Jones.Briles was the head coach at Baylor University from 2008-15 but was fired due to his lack of oversight during a sexual assault scan 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after agreeing a fee with Arsenal for the England international. Oxlade-Chamberlain will now discuss personal terms with the Blues and is expected to complete the switch across London before the transfer window shuts on Thursday night. Details laterThe post Chelsea Agree Fee For Star Alex Oxlade Chamberlain appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has refused to rule out an audacious swoop for Chelsea striker Diego Costa.David Wrightof theDaily Express reported the Toffees are searching for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku before the close of the transfer window on Thursday, and Costa could be the surprise name that arrives on Merseyside.Koeman was cautious with his words as he discussed the controversial Spain international:"I don't know [about Costa]. We are looking at players who are available and 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Kayode Ogundare in Uyo: The countdown is on and theres no game in Matchday 3 of the 2018 World Cup Qualiers Africa Zone bigger than the match between eternal rivals Nigerias Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon billed to take place at the magnificient Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on []The post Coming To Uyo: Complete Sports Travel Advisory For Fans Intending To Watch Nigeria Vs Cameroon Live appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Conor McGregor will be unable to fight for at least 60 days after the Nevada Athletic Commission announced its medical suspension for the reigning UFC lightweight champion Monday, according to MMA Fighting.McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena in his first professional boxing fight. Mayweather won by technical knockout in the 10th round. Even in defeat, McGregor impressed many fans who had written off his chances of winning. Some even pondered w 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Thursday's preseason game between the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys will be moved from its scheduled location at NRG Stadium in Houston to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the news Monday.Playing in Houston is not an option following the devastation fromHurricane Harvey, which has caused massive flooding around the metropolitan area.The Texans flew directly to Dallas for practices this week after Saturday's Week 3 preseason game against the 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Mexico City side stayed undefeated despite facing a strong opponent, while a new addition is proving his worth in Tijuana. Goal reviews Round 7... 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Lagos Victorious FIBA Afrobasket champions, D'Tigress of Nigeria has been listed among the 16 teams that will feature in the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain following their victory at the just concluded International Basketball Association (FIBA) Women's Afrobasket Championship in Mali. D'Tigress defeated Senegal 65-48 in the final of the championship playedon []The post D'Tigress To Battle USA, 15 Others In Spain appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Basketball coaches, Sani Ahmed and Scott Nnaji, have said the victory of Nigeria's women's basketball team at the FIBA Africa Championship for Women on Sunday in Mali has confirmed the country's dominance of the sport in Africa. Nigeria won their third Afrobasket women title on Sunday after beating former champions Senegal 65-48. The [] 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
New York Mets third baseman David Wright ended his rehab assignment Monday.Marc Carig ofNewsdayshared the Mets' medical updates, which noted Wright will be re-examined in New York after ending the rehab:R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports said shoulder pain forced Wright to end his rehab after just three games.This is yet another setback for Wright after he dealt with theshoulder injury before the season started. He has yet to play a game in 2017 andplayed just 37 games in 2016 because of a herniat 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Kayode Ogundare in Uyo: The leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation is not leaving anything to chance in its bid to see Nigerias flag flown at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and it may fly the Super Eagles to Yaounde in a chartered flight for the second leg of the double-header coming []The post Exclusive: Super Eagles May Storm Cameroon In Chartered Flight NFF appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Lagos World Football governing body (FIFA) has confirmed that voting is now open for The FIFA Best mens and womens player and coach awards. According to FIFA in an official statement on its website, fans have up untilThursday, September 7to make their choice. Decision equally split between national team captains and coaches, fans and []The post FIFA Opens Voting For Best Men, Women Player Awards appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Cameroon Football legend, Roger Milla has alleged that the recent take over of his country's football federation by FIFA was a ploy by the world soccer ruling body to disorganise Cameroon football.The post FIFA wants to disorganise Cameroon football ' Milla appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Luke Reddy Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest bouts in boxing history. The former five-weight world champion faced flurries of early punches from UFC's most iconic figure, who was making his debut in professional boxing at [] 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Former Michigan State Spartans basketball coach Jud Heathcote died Monday at the age of 90.The basketball team shared an announcement, noting he died in Spokane, Washington."The basketball world is a sadder place today with the passing of Jud Heathcote," current head coach Tom Izzo said in the statement. "No one cared more about the welfare of the game than Jud. He was a coach's coach and a mentor to many. Our hearts are filled with sadness and deepest sympathy for his wife B 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Monica Iheakam Super Eagles Le Mridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort camp in Uyo is already bubbling, 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The striker has already scored 15 goals in MLS this season, but Azzurri coach Gian Piero Ventura once again passed on bringing him in for qualifiers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Scotland coach Gordon Strachan believes there is "added confidence" within his squad after their last two World Cup qualifiers. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Despite the leadership tussle in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), the national senior womens basketball team popularly known as DTigress still worked hard under the guidance of American Coach Sam Vincent to reclaim the FIBA African Womens Championship title they lost few years back after beating Senegal 65-48 points in the []The post How DTigress Ruled Africa At 2017 FIBA Womens Afrobasket appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Germany international centre-back is heading to the Old Lady on a loan deal with the option to buy 
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