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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [1ST SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Leicester Cityhave completed the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, who has agreed a long-term contract with the club.Leicester City's official Twitter account confirmed their capture of the Portugal playmaker on Thursdaybringing an end to the player's 15-year stay with the Lions.Silva, 27, has left the Lisbon giants after a decade-and-a-half among their ranks, having joined the club's academy as a trainee in 2002.The Portugal maestro, who played a key role in his 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Matchday three of Caf's World Cup qualifying campaign began with two engrossing fixtures on Thursday 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Hull City are close to agreeing an ambitious deal that would see Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa reunited with Leonid Slutsky at the KCOM Stadium. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Punches are flying in and outside the ring at the amateur boxing world championships in Germany this week as a bitter power struggle rages for control of the historic Olympic sport. In one corner in Hamburg is Wu Ching-Kuo, the embattled Taiwanese president of ruling body the AIBA and an influential member of the International [] 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
By Jonny Edward: Current title holders of the Federation Cup now Aiteo Cup, FC IfeanyiUbah will host newly promoted Heartland FC of Owerri in the round of 16 draw of the competition Completesportsnigeria.com reports.' FC IfeanyiUbah edged their feeder team 2-0 in the last round to set up a mouthwatering South East Oriental derby []The post AITEO Cup: Title Holders FC IfeanyiUbah Draw Heartland In Round Of 16 appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Injured Daniel Apeyi has charged fellow goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa to justify his starting spot in today's World Cup qualifier against Cameroon. A relapse of a thigh injury in Eagles training forced Akpeyi to miss out on the World Cup qualifiers and hand Ezenwa his first start for the Super Eagles in a competitive game. 'Akpeyi [] 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Chile international could decide to leave on a free transfer next summer after his move to Manchester City fell through 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Arsenal are sensationally set to retain Alexis Sanchez after failing to agree a fee with Monaco for Thomas Lemar. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has put the onus on quarterback Andrew Luck to determine when he will be ready to play.Speaking to reporters Thursday (via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star), Irsay said Luck's "timetable is more on the football gods and Andrews gut feeling on how hes feeling."Luck has been on the physically unable to perform list since the Colts opened training camp at the end of July. The 2012 No. 1 overall pick hadsurgeryon his throwing shoulder in January t 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Manchester City will make a fresh attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez on loan in January, a report claims. The Blues, according to the Daily Mirror, are blaming Arsenal for the collapse of the deal on deadline day as a move for Thomas Lemar failed, preventing the Chile international from an exit. Their report claims thatPep []The post Arsenal 'to Blame For Alexis Deal Collapse' As City Eye January Loan appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Costa Rican has made another temporary move away from the Gunners, returning to the La Liga side after a successful stint there previously 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Arsenal's Perez returns to Deportivo 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Barcelona right-back Douglas will spend the rest of the season on loan at Portuguese giants Benfica, Barca announced on Thursday. The 27-year-old Brazilian has made just eight appearances for the Catalans since joining from Sao Paulo in 2014 and spent last season also on loan at Sporting Gijon. Douglas will help replace Nelson Semedo, who [] 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Beat Cameroon, Get $10,000 for Each Goal Scored, AIbom Tells Eagles 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Eden Hazard returned from injury but it was Thomas Meunier and Romelu Lukaku who stole the show in Belgium's 9-0 win over Gibraltar. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Belgium defeated Gibraltar 9-0 in UEFA Group H of FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying in Liege, as the Red Devils equalled their goalscoring record on Thursday.The hosts were four goals up after just 27 minutes of play, as the visitors expectedly collapsed on their travels.Dries Mertensopened the floodgates, and strikes fromThomas Meunier, Romelu Lukaku andAxel Witsel started the onslaught.Witsel saw a straight red for a tackle onJamie Bosio, but it didn't stop the Belgian machine from rolling o 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The 29-year-old will be expected to find the net for Die Mannschaft on Friday's World Cup qualifiers outing 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Nigerian coaches Godfrey Esu and Duke Udi have advised Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to ensure that he neutralises the threat posed by Cameroon's attackers, especially the duo Vincent Aboubakar and Christian Bassogog in their Russia 2018 World Cup clash with Nigeria on Friday. Nigeria, who lost 2-0 to South Africa in their [] 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Los Angeles Angels remained aggressive Thursday, acquiring veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips in a trade with the Atlanta Braves, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves will receive minor league catcher Tony Sanchez."This was harder than leaving the Reds," Phillip said of the trade, per Bowman.Los Angeles also announced a trade for Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers earlier Thursday.Aug. 31 represents the last day for clubs to add p 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Philippe Coutinho and potential Barcelona team-mate Paulinho inspired Brazil to victory over Ecuador in Porto Alegre. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Brazil clinched first place in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over Ecuador Thursday night in Porto Alegre.Although the squad had already qualified for Russia, it continued its run through South America with Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho leading the way with one goal apiece.The victory gives Brazil nine wins in nine qualifying matches under manager Tite, while Ecuador has suffered three straight losses.Brazil is now 11 points clear of second-place Colombia in the CONMEBOL table wit 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho both scored to help Brazil to a comfortable 2-0 win over Ecuador 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Ugandan Cranes defeated Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in the match-day three of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On the strength of the result, the Cranes have toppled the Pharaohs as the leader of Group E of the qualifiers. They now have 7 []The post Breaking! Uganda Beat Egypt 1-0 In WCup Qualifier appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Alexis Sanchez has told his international teammates he is set to leave Arsenal and join Manchester City, according to reports in Chile. The former Barcelona superstar has been the subject of interest from a number of clubs for several months but City appears to have won the race to secure his signature. Arsene Wenger has []The post BREAKING: Alexis Sanchez Allegedly Pictured In Manchester City kit appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Joel Campbell will rejoin La Liga side Real Betis on loan for the coming season. The Costa Rica international enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Spanish club in 2012/13, making 28 appearances and scoring two goals. Joel spent the 2016/17 season on loan with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon where he made 18 [] 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
BREAKING: Chelsea completes signing of ZappacostaThe post BREAKING: Chelsea completes signing of Zappacosta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Mbappe joins PSG from MonacoThe post BREAKING: Mbappe joins PSG from Monaco appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Houston Texans and tight endC.J. Fiedorowicz reportedly agreed to terms Thursday on a three-year, $22 million contract extension that includes $10.1 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Aaron Wilson of theHouston Chroniclefirst reported the sides were finalizing a deal worth an average of appoximately $7 million annually.The 25-year-old was initiallyscheduled to earn $1.8 million in the final year of his previous contract.According toSpotrac, the reported terms of 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has said his team hope to get four points from their two World Cup qualifying matches against Nigeria so as to get their qualification for Russia 2018 back on track.The post Cameroon target 4 points from Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Cameroon Tips Bassogog To Counter Moses 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Cameroonian coach, Mr. Hugo Broos, say the Indomitable Lions, having played at the Confederation Cup in Russia, is more experienced than the Super Eagles of Nigeria.The post Cameroonian coach says Indomitable Lions are more experienced than Super Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Torino right-back Davide Zappacosta on transfer deadline day, according to reports in Italy. Sky Sport Italia, as quoted bySky Sportsin the UK, claims that a deal has been agreed for the Blues to bring the 25-year-old to Stamford Bridge as their fifth summer signing. The same report claims []The post Chelsea Agree 23m Deal For Zappacosta appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Chelsea have completed the signing of Italian full-back Davide Zappacosta in a late deadline day deal to help strengthen the squad ahead of what promise to be a challenging few months for the reigning Premier League champions. Chelsea missed out on deals for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ross Barkley and Fernando Llorente in the final 24 hours of the summer transfer window, but captured Zappacosta on a four-year contract in a transfer believed to be worth 23m. "It is a dream for me to join... 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Chelsea have completed a beyond-deadline day deal to sign 2015/16 title winner Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City, in a transfer believed to be worth over 30m. Drinkwater arrived at Chelsea's Cobham training ground for a medical on Thursday evening, with an extension beyond the 11pm cut-off point granted to allow the paperwork to be finalised. The move was first announced by Leicester at 1:30am, before Chelsea soon confirmed the deal would keep him at Stamford Bridge for five years.... 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Italian defender Davide Zappacosta from Serie A club Torino on a four-year-deal. Zappacostas switch which was announced on Chelseas official website on transfer deadline day Thursday night is reported to be around 23m. He becomes Chelseas fifth signing after the acqusition of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger []The post Chelsea Sign 23m Zappacosta From Torino On 4-Year Deal appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Chelsea sign midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City for 35m, having also signed Torino full-back Davide Zappacosta. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Everton ownerFarhad Moshiri has confirmed Ross Barkley has turned down a transfer to Chelsea on Thursday after the teams agreed a 35 million fee on deadline day.Rob Harris of the Associated Press reported the news, as the England international remains at Goodison Park.Bryan Swanson of Sky Sports News shed further light on the late failure of the deal:The player appeared to be ready to leave the Toffees after Wayne Rooney returned to Merseyside to claim the No. 10 role under manager Ronald Koeman 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Chelsea have reportedly had a 45 million deadline-day bid for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez accepted. Meanwhile, Blues misfit Loic Remy looks set to join La Liga outfit Las Palmas amid interest from numerous English outfits.According to beIN Sports (h/tThe Sun's Graeme Bryce and Gary Stonehouse), Chelsea have had their offer accepted, although there are suggestions no-one at Leicester is aware of there being a deal in place.Mahrez was given permission to leave international duty with the 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Paraguay stunned an underwhelming Chile in World Cup qualifying, claiming a 3-0 victory in Santiago. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Paraguay stunned an underwhelming Chile in World Cup qualifying, claiming a 3-0 victory in Santiago. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
City reject second Ngoma bid 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
After his side were stunned by Paraguay in World Cup qualifying, the Bayern midfielder suggested he was nearing international retirement 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
This evening at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, the Super Eagles will be aiming for their 12th win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones shared a nice moment with wide receiver Dez Bryant while pledging a $1 million donation to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. With Bryant working the phones during the Cowboys' telethon at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, Jones called Bryant's phone line to make his donation, per Jori Epstein of theDallas Morning News.The Cowboys were scheduled to play the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium on Thursday in the preseason finale for both teams.Bec 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
A "metal tipped" arrow was fired onto the field of play during a professional English cricket game in London, British police said Thursday. 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fifth international hat-trick as Portugal flew to a 5-1 victory over the Faroe Islands on Thursday to stay second in 2018 World Cup qualifying Group B.William Carvalho and substitute Nelson Oliveira each scored to complement Ronaldo's match-winning performance, which saw him move ahead of Pele, one of world football's all-time legends:Ronaldo opened the scoring with a sublime scissor-kick before adding a second from the penalty spot, although Rogvi Baldvins 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo further cemented his legendary status on Thursday night with a hat-trick for Portugal - the 48th of his career for club and country -that saw his tally of senior international goals climb to an incredible 78. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner hit three for his country in their thumping World Cup qualifying win over the Faroe Islands and has now scored more goals at international level than Pele. Most goals for club & country in 2017: 37 ' C. Ronaldo (37 apps) 35 &# 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Crystal Palace have announced the permanent capture of Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho following the transfer deadline. The deal has been in the pipeline all summer, but it's reported the player has joinedon a four-year deal worth24m, plus 2m in add-ons.The highly anticipated news was announced on the 'club's official website earlyon Friday morning, following the 27-year- old's completion of a stringent medical examination. The former PSG man -who remains the youngest captain 
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