SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [11 SEPTEMBER, 2017].




Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Preparations are in top gears for this years African Patrons Cup Polo Championship that traditionally holds annually in Kaduna with all the big names of Nigerian polo and their counterparts from abroad, showcasing their skills in a truly continental polo extravaganza. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Green Bay Packersdefeated theSeattle Seahawks, 17-9,at Lambeau Field in a season-opening slugfest between two heavyweights with Super Bowl aspirations.Aaron Rodgers overcame a slow start to finish 28-of-42 for 311 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also chipped in 21 rushing yards on seven carries.Sunday marked the fifth meeting between the Seahawks and Packers since 2014. The two teams split the previous four games, with each winning on their home field. That trend continued 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Nigeria senior men's basketball team, D'Tigers, suffered their first defeat at the ongoing 2017 Afrobasket Championship yesterday.The post Afrobasket 2017: D'Tigers lose to DR Congo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Nigeria's AfroBasket male title defence gained momentum on Saturday in Tunisia when the D'Tigers beat Mali 90-67 points in their second Group A match. The senior men basketball team hadThe post Afrobasket: DTigers overcome Mali 90-67 appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Carlo Ancelotti could leave Bayern Munich as soon as January according to the club's former player Mario Basler.The post Ancelotti to quit Bayern for China appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Cincinnati Bengals are not a good football team, and Andy Dalton is not a good starting quarterback. It's that simple, and Dalton and his teammates provided us with plenty of evidence Sunday.At home against a banged-up, beatable division rival, Dalton completed just 16 of 31 passes and committed five turnovers (four interceptions and a fumble) as theBaltimore Ravenshammered the Bengals 20-0.It was the second-lowest-rated game of the 29-year-old's career, and it marked the first tim 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Reports have it that a deal has been agreed in principle with Monaco along with a five-year contract for the France midfielder, worth around 250,000-a-week. Boss Arsene Wenger has told associates the Lemar deal does not hinge on Alexis Sanchez being sold in the New Year. Sanchez was set to move to Manchester City last []The post Arsenal agree deal to sign Monacos Lemar in January appeared first on The Spark. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Spains Rafael Nadal defeated South Africas Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday night to with the 2017 US Open mens singles title. Details later 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Britain's Alfie Hewett is beaten in the US Open wheelchair singles final and Andy Lapthorne loses in the quad singles final. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The 38-year-old said she was "relieved" after becoming the Bundesliga's first female referee 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reportedly moved his family to Madrid in anticipation of a transfer to former club Atletico Madrid.That's according to Mike McGrath of The Sun, who reported the 28-year-old is still holding out as he seeks his move, with his family no longer living at his home in Oxshott, Surrey.Chris Hatherall of the Express previously reported Atletico have sent a delegation to finalise a deal worth roughly 32 million, and the Spain international has already agreed to terms 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Emmanuel Tobi President of the Zambian Football Association, Andrew Kamanga, has warned that the Chipolopolo are ready to spill their blood and die on the field when they battle Nigeria in the crucial decider of the 2018 World Cup qualifier billed for October 7 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The Super Eagles, who are undefeated in four matches in the qualifiers, are favourite to qualify for their sixth World Cup, but Kamanga is brimming with confidence after the Chipolop 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
If you were hoping Sunday's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers might clear up the running back logjam in Seattle and offer more clarity on which player in that backfield might have the most fantasy value, well, think again. Chris Carson had seven touches for 49 yards. Eddie Lacy had five carries for three yards. C.J. Prosise had four rushes for 11 yards.Bleh, bleh and bleh.Seattle's backfield is tough to figure out at the moment. Thomas Rawls was ruled inactive for 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Britain's Chris Froome says winning the Vuelta a Espana so soon after his Tour de France triumph is "absolutely incredible". 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
It's understandable why Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano would want to forget as much as he can about his team's 46-9 season-opening defeat against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.In his post-game press conference, Pagano mistakenly credited the San Francisco 49ers for the win.CJ Fogler shared a clip of Pagano's comments:Pagano's press conference gaffe was his second big mistake of the day. On the Colts' second drive, Marlon Mack was pushed out of bounds at the 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Celebrity gossip site The Blast reported UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the subject of a lawsuit stemming from a pre-fight press conference ahead of his UFC 202 victory over Nate Diaz.During the press conference, McGregor threw water bottles and an energy drink can at Diaz and his entourage. ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto confirmed William Pegg is suing McGregor for at least $95,000, claiming he suffered injuries after being hit during the incident.According to Okamoto, Diaz took exce 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Dallas Cowboys kicked off the 2017 season with a 19-3 win over the New York Giants behind a shutdown effort by the defense.Although Ezekiel Elliott and the offense were the story of the team's success in 2016, the Cowboys held their opponent to just 233 yards from scrimmage and one scoring drive.With star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out with an ankle injury, the Giants offense simply couldn't move the chains Sunday night in AT&T Stadium.The not-currently-suspended Elliott led th 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Dalung Hails Plateau Utd for Emerging NPFL Champions 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
All is not well with the Houston Texans, and Deshaun Watson's insertion into the lineup isn't going to hide the team's inadequacies.The Texans' contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars was supposed to serve as a rallying cry for Houston after Hurricane Harvey, much like the salve the New Orleans Saints once provided after Katrina.J.J. Watt came out of the locker room like a conquering hero prior to Sunday's gameas he should have after raising anastonishing $30 million to 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Bundesliga club will be without their captain for six weeks, but Marc Bartra could make the trip to Spurs despite a thigh strain 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina Dr Congo shocked reigning champions Nigeria with a stunning 83-77 win in their final Group A match of the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket championship on Sunday. D'Tigers had already qualified for the quarter-finals before the game versus DR Congo, after surviving a scare from West African rivals Ivory Coast, who they narrowly beat 78-77 [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Emmanuel Tobi Defending champions, the D'Tigers, on Sunday suffered a shock defeat as DR Congo outplayed Nigeria by 83-77 points at the ongoing FIBA AfroBasket championship taken place in Tunisia and Senegal. The D'Tigers, who had earlier defeated Cote dIvoire and Mali in their two opening games played on Friday and Saturday respectively, could not maintain the momentum against the Congolese as they struggled throughout the game. Nigeria won the first quarter with a narrow margin as t 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
As well as the Liga champions, the agent suggested Manchester United and two of their Premier League rivals as possible destinations for the forward 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Ajibade Olusesan Ex-international Etim Esin has said the Super Eagles will sit up if they realised they are under pressure ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Zambia. The Chipolopolo are yet to lose a match since the Super Eagles defeated them 2-1 in Ndola in Match Day One of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series and their 1-0 win over Algeria last Tuesday reduced Nigeria's lead in the group to just three points. Chipolopolo's rich vein of form has got pundits worried as t 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Fielies: Benni believed in us 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
EA Sports' countdown of the top 100 players in this year's game continues with the unveiling of the stars that will be ranked 20-11 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The countdown of the top 100 players in this year's game has kicked off and Goal brings you the latest releases as EA Sports unveil the best stars 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Manchester City crushed 10-man Liverpool, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record.The post Five things we learned in the Premier League appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Onigbinde, 79 told the court that his wife is violent and stubborn, adding that she was unwilling to live harmoniously with him. Though he has had course to work with tough individuals during his active coaching days, a former Super Eagles coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde is afraid to stay on with his wife. It is []The post Former Super Eagles Coach Seeks To Divorce Violent Wife appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The U.S. national team striker could be sidelined for upcoming World Cup qualifiers after exiting the Seattle Sounders' 1-1- draw with the LA Galaxy 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The 20-year-old Portugal international disappointed for the Swans against Newcastle, and supporters were not impressed with the Bayern Munich loanee 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Blues winger was in good spirits after he marked his return from injury in an away win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Warrington are to part company with head coach Tony Smith at the end of the 2017 Super League season. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The England keeper faces a spell on the sidelines after hurting himself on Sunday during the Clarets' victory at Turf Moor 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Home-based Eagles Begin WAFU Cup Playoff againstSierra Leone 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Just a day after the Liverpool man's controversial dismissal, Ritchie concedes he was fortunate to escape with yellow for a similar tackle 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
After six days' hard work on and off the course, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon route has been certified by the world governing body of athletics IAAF and the global body that governs marathons and road races, AIMS. The certificate was sent to the General Manager Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, over the weekend. With the certification of its route by IAAF/AIMS, the Marathon has now joined the league of global elite marathons like New York Marathon, London, Berlin, Tokyo a 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Charles Ogundiya Super Eagles midfielder, Nosa Igiebor, has teamed up with Canadian side, Vancouver Whitecaps FC from Caykur Rizespor till 2019. The AFCON 2013 winner came in on time to help the club push for playoff in the Major League Soccer in the Western Conference. According to the former Real Betis star, it is another moment for him to show the world what he can offer as a player. I am facing a new challenge joining up with Vancouver and I am ready to help the club achieve their... 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio stunned AC Milan 4-1 in Serie A, while city rivals Inter joined Juventus at the top with a 2-0 win over SPAL on Sunday.The post Immobile hat-trick as Lazio sink Milan appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Indians won their 18th straight game Sunday, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.A pair of sixth-inning home runs proved to be the difference. Roberto Perez gave the Indians a 2-1 lead with a solo home run to left field, and Francisco Lindor deposited a Jeremy Hellickson fastball into the right field seats during the next at-bat.MLB.com's Jordan Bastian noted Lindor has been hot at the plate since the Indians started their winning streak:The 201 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Isco will end Manchester United and Tottenhams hopes of signing him by formally agreeing a new deal at Real Madrid. 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Houston Texans superstar defensive lineman J.J. Watt doesn't believe the injury he suffered in Week 1 is anything serious.He explained the situation after the game, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle:Watt finished with just one tackle in the 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday.Watt has developed into one of the NFL's most dominant players since the Texans selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft. He's won the Associated Press' NFL Defensive Pl 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The Indianapolis Colts have finally made a quarterback change after a miserable game from Scott Tolzien.Jacoby Brissett, recently acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots, replaced Tolzien, who was 9-of-18 for 128 yards and two interceptions, both of which returned for a touchdown.The 30-year-old only got the start in the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams due to an Andrew Luck shoulder injury.Bleacher Report showed just how bad the day was going for Tolzien, who departed with the 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Jacoby Brissett might be the Indianapolis Colts' starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, a sentence most people may have never expected to read. Fantasy owners, in particular, may be wondering if he has any fantasy value going forward.Spoiler alert: He doesn't. But let's rewind to how we got to this point before evaluating Brissett's fantasy value going forward.Scott Tolzien started the season opener for the Colts on Sunday with Andrew Luck sidelined, and things did 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten became the organization's all-time leader in receiving yards on Sunday night against the New York Giants, passing Michael Irvin.Irvin was quick to praise Witten on Twitter:Witten's latest achievement earned him the praise of another Cowboys legend, Drew Pearson:It also put him in rarefied air at the tight end position, according to Mitch Goldich of SI.com:It wasn't the only milestone Witten was in position to accomplish on Sunday night. Headin 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected from Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers after appearing to throw a punch at Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Lane's ejection came on the same play in which Seahawks defensive tackle Nazair Jones intercepted a pass from Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter.On the play, Adams appeared to initiate contact with Lane, and the two got tangled up. ESPN'sJosina Andersonnoted the replay on Fo 
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