SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [31 AUGUST, 2017].



Thu, 31 Aug 2017
When you've banked just shy of $50 million in career earnings, what's left to play for' How about another $10 million as a bonus for winning the PGA Tour's end-of-season FedExCup points tally 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Algeria, Ghana and African champions Cameroon face a crucial week of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The post 2018 World Cup: Crucial games for Africa's hopefuls appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Everyone wants to play at the highest level and that's what international level is. For me, it's very exciting and I want to do really well.The post Aina ready for Super Eagles experience appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina The Round of 32 of the Aiteo Cup produced more upsets as three Nigeria Professional Football League clubs crashed out of the competition. Enugu Rangers, Abia Warriors and Lobi Stars were on Wednesday ousted from the competition by UNICEM Rovers, Ngwa United and Ekiti United respectively. However, other topflight sides ABS, Niger Tornadoes, [] 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: 2003 Champions, Lobi Stars and 2012/2015 runners up, Rangers International of Enugu have been dumped out of the 2017 Aiteo Cup after they lost out in their Second Round matches on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Lobi Stars lost 4-3 on penalties to Ngwa FC after regulation time ended goalless. The defending champions of []The post AITEO Cup: Plateau United Advance; Rangers, Lobi Crash Out appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Dreamers' - young immigrants who arrived in the US as children - face losing protection from deportation. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
One month after acquiring Andrew Nicholson in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, the Portland Trail Blazers announced they waived the veteran forward Wednesday.Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers are using the stretch provision to waive Nicholson in an effort to spread out his salary-cap hit.The Trail Blazers acquired Nicholson from the Nets on July 25 in exchange for Allen Crabbe, thoughWojnarowskireported at the time of the deal the plan was for Portland to waive him.A first-round pic 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Arsenal will reportedly look to close a deadline-day deal for Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler in the event they sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City.The Citizens have been closely linked with Sanchez throughout the summer, but theTelegraph's James Ducker reports City could get a deal done for a fee in the region of 70 million.The Gunners have been led to believe they will not be able to get City winger Raheem Sterling as a replacement for Sanchez, pushing the north Londoners to 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The England international is set to complete a 35 million move to Anfield but never really proved himself under Arsene Wenger 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Juan Antonio Pizzi insists no special arrangements have been made for the striker to resolve his club future while with the national team 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as doubt continues to cloud the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Chelsea FC received a shock in the pursuit of Arsenal midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after he turned down a 40m across London for personal reasons.The post Arsenals Oxlade-Chamberlain turns down Chelsea move, Liverpool now favourites to sign him appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Barcelona should be trying to sign Sadio Mane instead of Philippe Coutinho. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Liverpool star player, Philippe Coutinho, will be unveilled on Friday by Barcelona as The Reds have accepted a 160m fee for the Brazilian International, According to Yahoo Sport. Coutinho has been told on international duty that Reds owners, Fenway Sports Group have finally accepted his request to leave. The Reds have asked the Nou Camp []The post Barcelona to unveil Coutinho on Friday as Liverpool accepts 160m fee appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has reportedly informed the club and manager Unai Emery he wants to leave the Parc des Princes. Meanwhile, Italian outfit Torino areunderstood to have agreed a deal to signMunir El Haddadi.Catalan newspaperSport reported Di Maria has made his intentions to join Barca clear to both Emery and the club, even going so far as to request they do not "stand in his way."However, the Blaugrana are aware a deal may be difficult to pull off after Neymar&# 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), Musa Kida and the DTigress Captain, Aisha Mohammed on Wednesday promised a better outing at the 2018 World Women Basketball Championship in Spain. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has dismissed rumours the club will move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler. Elsewhere, Renato Sanches is reportedly close to joining Swansea City on loan for the season.Hoeness recently told German newspaperBild (h/tFourFourTwo) he already gets a "bellyache" over Bayern's selection dilemmas out wide, citing the current team staff as a reason for no further improvements there after speaking with the club's executive board chairma 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is a big believer in quarterback Blaine Gabbert's potential as a starter in the NFL.Arians was very complimentary about Gabbert thanks to his backup quarterback's strong showing this preseason.Ive been very pleased, Arians said, via Kyle Odegard of Cardinals.com. Short-term, Id be very comfortable if he had to play for us. Long-term, if he continues at this rate, he could be a starter.The Cardinals signed Gabbert to a one-year deal in May. A fo 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has given N1 million each to members of DTigress female basketball team. The president also gave team officials N500,000 each. On Sunday, DTigress emerged champions of theThe post Buhari gives N1m each to members of DTigress team appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Buhari promised the victorious players N1 million while each official of the team will get N500,000. Cool Money is set to fall on players and officials of the DTigress, the Nigerian women basketball team. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted the team at Aso Rock following their heroics at the Afrobasket 2017 where they []The post Buhari Promises DTigress N1m Each appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday hosted the players and officials of the DTigress, the Nigerian women basketball team. The team recently emerged African champions, the first time in over 10 years. The president also promised each of the victorious players N1 million while each official of the team will get N500,000.The post Buhari receives victorious DTigress, gives N1mn to each player appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
OlalekanAdetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday announced cash rewards of N1m each for members of the women's national basketball team, D' Tigress, who won the 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain. He also gave the team's officials N500, 000 each. Buhari [] 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has rewarded each member of the victorious D'Tigress team with N1 million for winning the FIBA Women's Afrobasket last Sunday in Bamalko, Mali. The president also gave each team officials N500,000. D'Tigress defeated Senegal 65-48 in the final to win the title for a thirdtime. Nigeria had won it in 2003 before []The post Buhari Rewards Each D'Tigress Player With N1m appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has showered N1 million on each member 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buharion Monday, received the victorious Nigerias senior female Basketball team, DTigress, announcing N1million cash reward for each of the players. Speaking shortly after the players and officials presented the Afro Basketball trophy they [...]The post Buhari splashes cash on DTigress appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne will reportedly undergo surgery on his bothersome right foot and is expected to be out until at least November.Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the news.Payne, 23, has been dealing with issues with his right foot for more than a year. He first fractured thefifth metatarsal in his right foot last July, which he later aggravated in September. The injury cost him more than the first two months of the 2016-17 season, which he began with theOklahoma City Thund 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Gernot Rohr, Nigerias Super Eagle coach said he is not bothered by the fact that the Nigerian team come up against champions of Africa, Cameroon in a World Cup Qualifying game Friday. Rohr told the media, after the first training session, Tuesday in Uyo, venue for the game, that he respects Cameroon who are champions []The post Cameroons status as African champion does not threaten Rohr appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Kyrie Irving is officially a Boston Celtic. Finally. We think. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported Wednesday that the Celtics agreed to send a 2020 second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete their blockbuster swap of All-Star guards. The Celtics will send Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round pick and the 2020 second-rounder to complete the deal.Earlier,Wojnarowskireported Cleveland was still seeking an additional first-ro 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Saturday night's preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers drew a ratings share of 1.4, which is the lowest for any nationally televised NFL preseason broadcast since 2004.Sports Media Watch provided the numbers, which show the contest was the lowest-rated game since a New York Jets-Indianapolis Colts game 13 years ago. The two Los Angeles teams drew just 2.2 million people for their broadcast, which is under one-eighth of Los Angeles' 18 million population b 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Blues manager wants to keep the Brazilian wide man after they lost out on one of their key targets late into the transfer market 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The 24-year-old Women's World Cup champion is heading to the Windy City in a deal that sends Kristie Mewis to the Houston Dash 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday they added Cody Bellinger to the active roster after a right ankle sprain had landed him on the 10-day disabled list.J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reported Sunday the Dodgers plan to use Bellinger at first base when he returns to the field.The Dodgers have missed Bellinger's power in the lineup. In the last two weeksof which Bellinger has missed a big chunkLos Angeles is25thin slugging percentage (.390) andtied for 25thin ru 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Gregg Berhalter's side has parted ways with the 24-year-old Norwegian after a year in MLS 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
You want to know something weird' Conor McGregor isnt beloved by everyone in Ireland.McGregor is almost certainly the most famous athlete in the history of the country. Nobody comes close, really. But instead of being beloved and accepted by everyone of all age groups, McGregor is polarizing. He is divisive, and the divide is largely along age lines.Two years ago, I went to Dublin to try to get a sense of the place that helped mold and create him. I discovered two groups: those who love him 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Conor McGregor's boxing skills allowed him to hang with Floyd Mayweather Jr. longer than anyone expected in the MMA vs. boxing megafight. It was his WWE-style bravado, verbal assaults and larger-than-life presence that helped make that bout the must-watch phenomenon that it was.McGregor is UFC's biggest name. He's a fighter even the most casual fan has an opinion about. And his star power is so great that his pro boxing debut on Saturday was the talk of the sports world.Everyone 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard believes Michael Jordan will always be seen as the best player in NBA history by some fans. Asked by a fan on Twitter if he thinks LeBron James has a chance to become the greatest player of all time, Lillard offered this response:While there are no set definitions about what makes an athlete the best of all time, Jordan is often the standard answer among NBA fans and analysts.In February 2016, anESPN.comranking of the 150 greatest basketball players e 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
UFC President Dana White said Saturday's boxing match in Las Vegas between Floyd MayweatherJr. and Conor McGregor drew 6.5 million pay-per-view buys in a conversation posted on Instagram by Mike Dyce of Sports Illustrated (warning: contains NSFW language):White offered the number during a conversation withUrijah Faberand Snoop Dogg.Dave Meltzerof MMA Fighting noted White was likely referring to the worldwide figurenot the number of buys in North America.Meltzer reported the "traditiona 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Sacramento Kings rookies De'Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson will reportedly make a trip to Houston in September to participate in a charity basketball game to generate proceeds for disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to ABC 10's Sean Cunningham.Fox and Jackson, who were selected in the first round of June's draft, both hail from the Houston area.Details about the benefit have yet to be announced.The Kings also announced Wednesday they, along with fans and 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The women's US Open defending singles champ is out. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Oranje have endured a torrid couple of years at international level, but Deschamps still believes they can pose a threat 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Los Angeles Chargers have until 4 p.m. Saturday to get their roster down to 53 players, and they may look to trade wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to give themselves a little more flexibility.NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday the Chargers have discussed possible trades involving Inman.Inman caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns last year. He has appeared in one game this preseason, catching one pass for five yards in the Chargers' 13-7 defeat to the New Orle 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Super Eagles new call-up Anthony Nwakeme has declared his readiness to give 101% performance to ensure that Nigeria beat Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday.The post Eagles can count on me 'Nwakeme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Nigeria senior national team players showed support for ill goalkeeper Carl Ikeme with a customised T-shirt during Wednesday's media parley. The 31-year-old has been Super Eagles first-choice since making his debut on September 5 against Tanzania but his place in Gernot Rohr's squad was dealt a blow when he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in [] 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says the Super Eagles will deliver the 2018 World Cup ticket to Nigerians. Dalung told journalists on Wednesday in Abuja that the teamThe post Eagles will qualify for World Cup, Dalung assures Nigerians appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has given Blues fans a reason to smile during what looks to be a dreadful end to their transfer window. Now on international duty with Belgium, despite not featuring for Chelsea's senior side as yet this season due to him recovering from a broken ankle, Hazard could play in the Red Devils' World Cup qualifieragainst Gibraltar on Thursday. Asked about his contract situation during a press conference ahead of the match, the 26-year-old indicated that there was. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, is ready to return to the national team, Coach Gernot Rohr said on Wednesday. Rohr stated this at a pre-match news conference ahead of Friday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigeria's Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. The match will be played at the Godswill Akpabio..."The post Enyeama Ready For Eagles Return ' Rohr appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Uyo The Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr say the former Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama is ready to return to the national team. Rohr made this disclosure on Wednesday in Uyo in a pre-match press conference to mark the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Match between Nigeria's Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions []The post Ex-Eagles Goalkeeper Enyeama Ready To Come Back Rohr appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Lagos Ikechukwu Ezenwa, the goalkeeper of FC IfeanyiUbah, will man the post on Friday when the Super Eagles play the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. The development may not be unconnected to Daniel Akpeyi's recurring injury, which kept him out of his club's couple of matches. Akpeyi, Independent gathered, could not train with the rest of []The post Ezenwa To Start Ahead Akpeyi appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 
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