SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [25 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Mon, 25 Sep 2017
141 Athletes, Officials in Niger Grumble over Unpaid Allowances 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Four-star center recruit David McCormack announced his intention to attend Kansas on Sunday, choosing the Jayhawks over the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Duke Blue Devils.McCormack confirmed his decision on WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell showed McCormack wearing a Kansas shirt:McCormack, who stars at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, is 247Sports' No. 39 overall prospect and third-ranked center. He's rated as the state of Virginia's second-best 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl winner and two-time league MVP, but it took until Sunday to figure out the Cincinnati Bengals and overtime.Rodgers had never beaten Cincinnati or won an overtime game in his entire career, but he changed both stats with a 27-24 victory in the interconference showdown at Lambeau Field. Green Bay overcame a 14-point deficit at halftime and clinched the overtime win with a 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison and field goal by Mason Crosby to move to 2-1.Cincinnati is stil 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Emma and Bayley in a Fatal 5-Way on Sunday at No Mercy to retain the Raw Women's Championship. In a match that allowed all five competitors to show off their finisher, it was Bliss who was able to secure the pin on Bayley.The reactions from Twitter were mostly positive:After Banks scored an emotional victory over Bliss to win the title at SummerSlam, Alexa won it back on Raw just two weeks later.That resulted in Jax making her way to the ring to se 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Amr Marei struck early in each half as Etoile Sahel defeated Al Ahly Tripoli on Sunday night to seal a place in the CAF Champions League semifinals. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Arsene Wenger's side have improved in September, but they will need to continue their recent form if they are to push away from the bottom half 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
WWE already announced Asuka will soon join the Raw roster, and the company let fans know when they can expect to see The Empress of Tomorrow again.During the pre-show for No Mercy on Sunday night, WWE announced Asuka will debut at Tables, Ladders & Chairs, which takes place Oct. 22 at Target Center in Minneapolis:Asuka hasn't wrestled since successfully defending the NXT Women's Championship against Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Aug. 19. Shortly after the match, WWE a 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The many sides of LaVar Ball were on full display during the fifth episode of Ball in the Family, which aired on the show's Facebook page Sunday night.On one hand, the caring and involved father figure who puts his family first was apparent, especially when he was talking about his son, LaMelo, and wife, Tina, in one-on-one situations. However, the opinionated and attention-grabbing Ball was also there for viewers, especially when the AAU team he coaches lost after staying up too late the p 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The 30-year-old reflects on Saturday's league fall at Leipzig 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistlerooy saw his Red Devils career come crashing down following a disagreement with a young Cristiano Ronaldo, in which comments were exchanged regarding the players father. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Black Stars of Ghana on Sunday defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 4-1 in the final of the 2017 West African Football Union Cup of Nations. Nigeria and Ghana had met earlier in the group stage of the competition with the Eagles beating the Black Stars 2-0. Details soon. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Nigeria eagle players on Sunday was thrashed to mute by good players of Ghana, newsmen report. Ghana scored 4 to win the WAFU cup, whereas Eagles managed to score 1.The post Breaking: Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Spanish coach was upset by the nature of his side's defeat to the Seagulls, but is looking to bounce back with a long season ahead 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Brock Lesnar overcame a major challenge from Braun Strowman on Sunday night at No Mercy, as he emerged victorious and retained the Universal Championship.Strowman was unable to put Lesnar away with a pair of running powerslams. He looked to be getting Lesnar up to set up for a third before Lesnar countered and hit an F5. Lesnar stunned the Staples Center crowd by pinning Strowman for the three-count.WWE shared a replay of the move that put Strowman down:Reaction to the match was mixed on social 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Nneka Ogwumike won the Los Angeles Sparks a WNBA title last year when she hit a game-winner in the final seconds of Game 5 of the 2016 WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx.One year later, Chelsea Gray recreated Ogwumike's heroics with a go-ahead bucket with two seconds remaining in Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals to give the Sparks an 85-84 win.The WNBA shared a replay of the shot on Twitter:Portland Trail Blazers forward Evan Turner tweeted about the finish:Gray had the hot hand all game, 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Cub Africain defeated MC Alger 2-0 on Sunday evening to advance into the semifinals of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup. The victory for the Tunisians in the second-leg, quarterfinal clash at the Olympic Stadium in Rades saw them win the tie 2-1 on aggregate, having been beaten 1-0 by the Algerians in the first leg ... 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Blues manager has heaped praise on his striker after a stunning hat-trick away to Stoke City as he looks ahead to a Champions League clash 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung is in Ghana to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations against the Black Stars. This move is part of the motivation drive of the Federal Government for athletes. Dalung said he will be in Ghana to []The post Dalung in Ghana for Eagles appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins successfully defended the Raw Tag Team Championships on Sunday at No Mercy by beating the team of Cesaro and Sheamus.Sheamus inadvertently delivered the Brogue Kick to Cesaro, which was the turning point in the match.With his partner laying outside the ring, Sheamus was unable to fend off both Rollins and Ambrose. Rollins stunned Sheamus with a knee, and Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds for the win. WWE showed the champions holding their titles:The match was received overwhe 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Los Angeles Clippers cleared $1.67 million in a trade exemption by dealing DeAndre Liggins to the Atlanta Hawks, according toAdrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Per Wojnarowski, the Hawks plan to waive Liggins, who has a non-guaranteed contract.The 29-year-old spent most of 2016-17 with the Cleveland Cavaliers before ending the season with the Dallas Mavericks.He averaged 2.4 points in 61 games with Cleveland, shooting 37.8 percent from three-point range before being waived in April. He tallied eight 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Arizona Diamondbacks were the latest team to clinch a spot in the MLB playoffs following Sunday's losses by the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers.Although the Diamondbacks were in the middle of a game against the Miami Marlins at the time, the team acknowledged the accomplishment, as Joe Frisaro of MLB.com noted:Arizona entered the day with an 89-66 record and now has a 7.5-game lead over the Brewers with seven games to play.The Los Angeles Dodgersdespite their late-season strug 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Dwyane Wade's homecoming with the Chicago Bulls is over after only one season.The veteran guard and the team came to terms on a buyout Sunday. The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson first reported the news.Wade commented on the decision, via Johnson:"I just felt it was time for me, turning 36, that I want to be competing for a championship. I said when I got here, it was always a dream for me to play here. And getting that opportunity was special. And I can't even say it wasn&#03 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The former Real Madrid striker has scored just twice in Serie A this season, but his strike partner, who has netted 10 times, believes goals will come 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Sports often serve as a healing salve. Films such as Invictus, We Are Marshall and others demonstrate how competitive contests developed into something more than just a game.The Philadelphia Eagles organization and its fans experienced that on a smaller scale during their exciting last-second 27-24 victory over the rival New York Giants on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.Rookie kicker Jake Elliott provided the type of theatrics that made everyone forget the politics, rhetoric and everything su 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Enzo Amore pulled off a major upset Sunday at No Mercy, as he defeated Neville to become cruiserweight champion for the first time.Enzo used less than legal means to win the title.He brought the belt into the ring and threatened to hit Neville with it. The referee prevented him from doing so and grabbed the championship and walked over to the timekeeper to hand the belt over. As the referee was looking elsewhere, Enzo connected flush with a low blow and rolled up Neville for the pinfall.Enzo loo 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Al Ahly awaits in the semis for the winner of this titanic clash in Sousse 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The club's CEO criticized his team following a defeat to Sampdoria, saying they should not be falling short against weaker opposition 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to ensure Team Europe lift the inaugural Laver Cup with a 15-9 win over Team World. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
By the time Roger Federer stepped out for Sunday nights climactic final rubber of the Laver Cup he was already in a no-lose situation. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Justin Thomas capped off a sensational golf season by winning the FedEx Cup with a memorable performance in the Tour Championship Sunday in Atlanta.Thomas rallied with birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to win the FedEx Cup. He barely missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole, and that allowed Xander Schauffele to take the Tour Championship with a birdie on the final hole.Schauffele's winning birdie putt was just a short three-footer, but it barely caught the edge of the cup and circled before 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Goal reveals the highest rated players in the Australian domestic competition ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated game this month 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Football's world governing body is set to lift the ban on use of the poppy following talks with the football associations of the United Kingdom. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Finn Balor scored his second consecutive pay-per-view victory over Bray Wyatt on Sunday, as he came out on top at No Mercy.Wyatt attacked Balor before the match, and the former NXT champion was in bad enough shape that he was getting helped to the back. Wyatt goaded Balor into returning to the ringa strategy that backfired.Balor recovered and eventually hit the Coup de Grace for the win. WWE showed Balor standing victorious:Social media praised the work of both wrestlers:The rivalry between Balo 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Pragmatism pays off for Mourinho, Guardiola's wingers prove as potent as his strikers, Mignolet sums up his Liverpool career in a game at Leicester, Morata allows Conte to rest Hazard and Aurier shows a dangerous rashness - five things we learned from the sixth Premier League weekend. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
With the new game's release just around the corner, Goal takes a look at how fans can get it earlier and cheaper 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense has the potential 'to be great' thanks to the drafting of running back Leonard Fournette, according to wide receiver Marqise Lee, 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Ex-Nigeria international, Edema Fuludu, has expressed fears over recent clamour for Vincent Enyeamas return to the senior national team. Fuludu said; 'Nobody can say that Enyeama has not done well for this country, he is even the most capped Nigerian goalkeeper, but let us not shy away from the truth, we do not need him again. 'I'm not a prophet of doom, if he returns to the national team now, they will rubbish his records. It is better for him to maintain his stand on retirement. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Hughie Furys failed bid to wrest the WBO heavyweight title from Joseph Parker in Manchester on Saturday night paled in comparison to the extraordinary allegations levelled by his team in the wake of the majority points defeat. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
BBC Sports pundit Gary Lineker has left Arsenal fans feeling quite irate after posting a tweet that seemed to suggest that the Gunners aren't a title contender. The former Leicester City and England star may not have even known it at the time, but with Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and both the Manchester clubs in action on Saturday, Lineker's tweet basically stated that all of the Premier League's contenders had already played - despite Arsenal's match being set for Monday. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Ghana were crowned the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations champions after thumping Nigeria 4-1 in the final at Cape Coasts Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 24. A brace from Stephen Sarfo, a penalty from Vincent Atingah and an injury time strike from Winnful Cobbinah saw the Black Stars defend their 2013 title. It was a ... 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Ghana Defeats Nigeria 4-1 to Retain WAFU Cup 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
By James Agberebi: Ten-man Ghanas locally-based Black Stars have emerged champions of the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations after defeating bitter rivals home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria 4-1 in the final in Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday. Both sides had earlier met in the group stage with Nigeria winning 2-0 to [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Niger beat Benin 2-1 in third place game 10-man Black Stars of Ghana scored two penalties as they walloped arch-rivals Super Eagles of Nigeria to claim the West Africa Cup of Nations trophy at Cape Coast on Sunday. Stephen Sarfo puts the hosts ahead in the 43rd minute before Vincent Atinga converted a 57th minute penalty to double the lead for the Black Stars. Sarfo scored his second goal of the night in the 77th minute and Winful Cobbinah completed the rout with a 93rd minute strike. Veteran. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The 23-year-old defender has set his sights high this season, targeting glory on every front over the coming year 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Over the first two weeks of the 2017 season, the Carolina Panthers rode stout defensive efforts to victories over the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills. The team allowed just six points combined in those contests, and that stinginess was enough to mask the biggest problem facing them.In Sunday's home drubbing by the New Orleans Saints, however, the dam broke. The defense faltered, allowing 34 points to the Saints. The offense, as it has most of the season, struggled in a big way. And th 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Danilo D'Ambrosio scored the only goal as Inter Milan left it late to squeeze past Genoa 1-0 in Serie A action Sunday and keep in touch with the leaders, as AC Milan fell 2-0 at Sampdoria.The post How DAmbrosio saved Inter, AC Milan crash in Serie A appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Out-of-favour Super Eagles attacker Obinna Nsofor has said he rejected offers from European clubs to join the South African side Cape Town City. He has played twice for the club coached by his former team-mate Benni McCarthy since signing a one-year deal. The 30-year-old returns to Africa after 12 years playing in Europe. 'I had [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says he can 'bring out the weaknesses' in Anthony Joshua in a unification bout. Parker defended his title by beating Hughie Fury on points in Manchester on Saturday and said afterwards he is ready to take on 'anyone and everyone'. British WBA and IBF champion Joshua, 27, is the [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra.The post Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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