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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [2ND SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group D match between Cape Verde and South Africa at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo de Verde in Praia. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks. Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon 4-0 in southeast city Uyo. A late strike [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Duke landed one of the top prospects in the 2018 class with the addition of 5-star forward Cameron Reddish Friday.Reddish announced his decision in a video from the Players Tribune:Reddish is listed as the No. 4 player in the country behind only R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Bol Bol, according to Scout.com.The Pennsylvania native is an ideal small forward prospect with the handle and passing ability of a guard but enough size to make him a mismatch for most college players. Per DraftExpress, 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Ten states and Abuja have not registered their athletes for the 2017 National Youth Games, which starts on September 7 in Ilorin, Kwara State. The competition will hold at the University of Ilorin and will end on September 17. Our correspondent learnt that 26 states have already indicated interest to compete at the [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed young star Alexander Wennberg to a contract extension on Friday.Blue Jackets general managerJarmo Kekalainenannounced Wennberg's new deal was for six years. TSN's Darren Dregerreported Wennberg's extension will pay him an average annual salary of $4.9 million."We are excited to have signed Alexander to a long-term contract through the 2022-23 season," Kekalainen said in a statement announcing Wennberg's extension. "He has s 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The forward was not happy with referee John Pitti or Costa Rica's Johan Venegas after being booked late in the U.S. national team's 2-0 loss Friday 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Dear Jon,I don't feel good. Not too many people feel good, actually.Not after you've failed your second drug test in as many Daniel Cormier bookings, and not in light of some of the things that have led usto this point.It's not even that fans are mad anymore. There's not much outrage; there isn't even much surprise.People just don't feel good. They're either flustered, baffled or downright disappointed. Even Cormier, who you've handed the only two losses o 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Barcelona and Philippe Coutinho's entourage have finally accepted there is no way the Brazilian is leaving Liverpool this summer, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.The post Barca, Coutinho admit defeat over Liverpool exit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Barcelona's deadline day move for Paris Saint-Germain schemer Angel Di Maria fell through when the Blaugrana refused to pay Les Parisiens' price tag of 60 million.Rik Sharma ofSportrelayed Barca's stance:Sky Sports La Liga expert Guillem Balague reported the Camp Nou club now intends to make no moves on the final day, due to the rising prices in an inflated market:Barca backing off a deal for Di Maria on the final day of the Spanish transfer window comes after the club gave up on 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Womens world No 1 Ryu So-yeon is focused on her putting as she hopes to bookend her season by winning the final major of 2017 at the Evian Championship in France next month. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Serena Williams and fianc, Alexis Ohanian have had their first baby: it's a girl.The post Breaking: Tennis star Serena Williams welcomes baby girl appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Serbia's Ivana Spanovic retains her Diamond League long jump title in Brussels, edging out Briton Lorraine Ugen. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Brock Osweiler's time as a Cleveland Brown is over, according to The Athletic's Zac Jacksonand Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.The Browns reportedly released Osweiler on Friday and will pay him the full $16 million he's due in 2017, barring a claim on waivers. Signed to a four-year, $72 million deal by the Houston Texans last March, Osweiler was traded to Cleveland on March 9 along with a second-round pick in a pure salary dump.The deal bordered on unprecedented in NFL circles, 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerias Super Eagles players on their remarkable victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Buhari joined millions of football-loving Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora in applauding the Super Eagles players for their disciplined, skillful and entertaining display against []The post Buhari salutes Super Eagles for comprehensive victory over Cameroon appeared first on Daily Ti 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerias Super Eagles on Fridays impressive win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
By Kayode Ogundare (Pix: Ganiyu Salami) in Uyo: Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are out of the race to Russia 2018 World Cup race after succumbing to a heavy 4-0 loss to Nigeria Friday evening, according to the manager of the team Hugo Broos. Goals from Odion Ighalo, captain Mikel Obi and second half efforts by []The post Cameroon Coach Surrenders, Admits Lions World Cup Dream Over appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
By Nurudeen Obalola in Yaounde: Fans of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon here in Yaounde literally bowed to the Super Eagles superiority after the 4-0 battering of their team in Uyo on Friday night, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Goals from the returning Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, and the substitute Kelechi Iheanacho just about put []The post Cameroon Fans Salute Magnifique Super Eagles, Blast Rubbish Lions appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Cape Verde beat South Africa 2-1 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group D match at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia on Friday. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The New England Patriots have traded cornerback Justin Coleman to the Seattle Seahawks for a late-round draft pick, ESPN's Field Yates and Mike Reiss reported Friday.Coleman spent the past two seasons with the Pats, appearing in 20 games and making three starts during that time.Coleman went undrafted out of the University of Tennessee in 2015. After short stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Patriots, he signed to the Seahawks' practice squad that September.New England signed him off 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Ex-England captain Charlotte Edwards retires from professional cricket following Southern Vipers' defeat in the Super League final. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that they have reinstated starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw and outfielder Andre Ethier from the disabled list. Kershaw was placed on the 10-day disabled list in late July with a back injury, while Ethier has yet to make his 2017 debut because of a herniated disc.Kershaw, who boasts a league-best 2.04 ERA and 7.00 strikeout-to-walk rate, will return to the mound Friday night at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres.According to theOrange County Register& 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Serena Williams welcomed a baby girl on Friday at St. Marys Medical Center in West Palm Beach with fianc Alexis Ohanian, according to reports in the United States . 'Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well,' WPBF-25 news producer Chris Shepherd announced []The post CONGRATS! Serena Williams Welcomes New Baby Girl appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Catalans promised further signings after bringing in Ousmane Dembele, but no new additions followed and Los Blancos still look to have the edge 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Catalans promised further signings after bringing in Ousmane Dembele, but no new additions followed and Los Blancos still look to have the edge 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
I witnessed Arsenals embarrassing defeat to Liverpool going down 4-0. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
A British cycling magazine has issued an effusive apology for a sexist caption in its latest issue. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Germany made it seven wins out of seven in Group C with a 2-1 win over Czech Republic in Prague thanks to a late Mats Hummels header. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Dustin Johnson fired a five-under 66 in the opening round of the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship to grab an early solo lead at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Kyle Stanley and Marc Leishman are tied for second place at four-under par in the second of four events in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Jason Dufner (-3), Louis Oosthuizen (-2), Phil Mickelson (-2) and Rickie Fowler (-2) are among the other notable names in red figures after Round 1.Jordan Spieth (+1) and Rory M 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Major League Baseball announced Friday free-agent catcher Derek Norris will not be eligible to play again in 2017 based on the results of its investigation under the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy.Norris, who has been placed on MLB's restricted list, will be eligible to sign with a team once the 2017 postseason has concluded, according to a memo relayed by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand:USA Today'sScott Gleesonreported June 7 that MLB was investigating abuse all 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Chelsea have finally signed Danny Drinkwater after Leicester City accepted an improved offer on transfer deadline day. The England international handed in a transfer request on Monday to try and force a move to Stamford Bridge, but the two clubs were still struggling to agree a fee heading into deadline day.The post Drinkwater signs for Chelsea appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Lagos The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday crushed the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in their Group B 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo. Nigeria are now unbeaten in their last 33 World Cup qualification matches the longest current run by an African team. With the victory, Nigeria made it three wins []The post Eagles Crush Lions 4-0 appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
**Buhari, Jonathan congratulate team Olalekan Adetayo and Idris Adesina Goals from China-based duo Odion Ighalo and captain Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho handed the Super Eagles an emphatic 4-0 victory over African champions Cameroon in Uyo on Friday and move a step closer in qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup. It [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their comprehensive 4-0 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, describing it as a befitting Sallah gift to Nigerians.The post Ekweremadu salutes Eagles over 4-0 win against Cameroon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Thanks to goals from Ryan Bertrand, Danny Welbeck and a double from Harry Kane,England cemented their position at the top of Group F in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying after a 4-0 win over Malta at Ta' Qali National Stadium on Friday.After a tepid first half, Kane broke the deadlock after 53 minutes, firing home from inside the box following good work from Dele Alli.However, the Three Lions had to wait until the last five minutes to make the game safe, with Bertrand firing home from range in 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
As part of Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing for his six-game suspension this week, the Dallas Cowboys running back said he has taken drugs in the past.According to arbitration transcripts released on Friday (via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram), during an exchange with NFL lawyer Daniel Nash,Elliott said "I do like to party" and he liked to do drugs in college at Ohio State.On Sept. 7, 2016, theFort Worth Star-Telegramobtained court documents revealing a text exchange 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The former youth international is pleased with the performance of the Super Eagles man following the country's victory over Cameroon on Friday 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Seven points in it, eight races to go. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Britains Mo Farah will aim for a record fourth consecutive Great North Run victory when he races in Newcastle on 10 September. The 34-year-old, who won 10,000m gold at the World Championships in London, retired from track racing this month. The four-time Olympic champion will now concentrate on the road, starting by defending his title []The post Farah eyes fourth Great North Run title appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
By Nurudeen Obalola in Yaounde: The man in charge of media relations at the Federation Camerounaise de Football (FECAFOOT) Communications Department, Jean Jacques Mouandjo, has thrown in the towel concerning his countrys dream of featuring at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Cameroons Indomitable Lions lost 4-0 to the Super Eagles in Uyo on []The post FECAFOOT Top Shot: Cameroon World Cup Dream Over, Nigeria Very Superior appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Hull City defender Ola Aina could make his international debut for the Super Eagles on Monday against Cameroon in Yaounde after his international clearance came through from the World governing body, FIFA, Completesportsnigeria.com has been informed by a reliable source in the Nigeria Football Federation. Aina was ineligible to feature for Nigeria []The post FIFA Finally Clears Aina To Play For Nigeria appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday demolished the Indomitable lions of Cameroon 4-0 during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers match played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom. The goals were scored by striker Odion Ighalo, Captain John Mikel Obi, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses and Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho. Odion Ighalo..."The post FIFA WCQ: Nigeria Thrash Cameroon 4 Goals To Nothing appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday demolished the Indomitable lions of Cameroon 4-0 during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers match played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom.123456789101112131415 Latest NewsSeason of missed championships under DalungRadamel Falcao: I feel better and betterCrisis time already at ArsenalMissed opportunity haunts Zverev after US Open exitBig start, Big Finish for RyuFerguson amazed by Premier League transfer spendingHowedes rejects Bonucci 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
England put four goals past minnows Malta on Friday night, who sit 177 places below Gareth Southgate's side in the Fifa World Rankings. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane eventually broke the deadlock, in the 53rd-minute of the match. Kane then grabbed his second in injury time. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Showtime executive vice president Stephen Espinoza told Bleacher Report's Jonathan Snowden on Friday that the Aug. 26 superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is "tracking" to generate more than 4 million pay-per-view purchases.According to theLos Angeles Times'Lance Pugmire, Espinoza said "it's too early to declare a hard number," but the fight is "tracking in the mid-to-high 4 million pay-per view buys."Pugmire added the fight is & 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Mats Hummels scores a late winner as Germany beat Czech Republic to close in on a World Cup place. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Former Liverpool Captain. Steven Gerrard. has backed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to enjoy the best years of his career at Anfield. The 24-year-old finalised a move to Jurgen Klopps side from Arsenal on Premier League deadline day for a reported initial fee of 35million. The midfielder admitted that the decision to quit the Gunners for a direct []The post Gerrard thumbs up Oxlade-Chamberlains Reds move appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks.The post Ghana, S. Africa in trouble as Nigeria set to qualify for 2018 World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
A late goal from Thomas Partey was not enough to ease Ghanas woes as they remain on the cusp of seeing their 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes go up in smoke following a 1-1 draw to Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday. The Black Stars have qualified for three successive World []The post Ghanas World Cup hopes suffer blow in Kumasi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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