SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [12 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Tue, 12 Sep 2017
James Akinjo committed to the Connecticut Huskies, ESPN.com's Paul Biancardi reported Monday.Akinjo is the No. 18 point guard and No. 105 overall in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports' composite ranking. The 4-star recruit is also the 11th-best player in the state of California.Rivals' Corey Evans sees Akinjo as a big addition to the Huskies:Akinjo is thefirst commitmentUConn has received for 2018.The Richmond, California, native told Scout'sJosh Gershonthe sch 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly looking into ways to improve the fan experience at Levi's Stadium. On Monday, Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle reported the 49ers "have engaged an architecture firm to review short and long term options to 'enhance the fan experience.'"This comes after Killion shared a jarring image of a mostly empty stadium at the second-half kickoff of Sunday's season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers:It should be noted Killion& 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson brushed aside what appeared to be a tense moment between him and head coach Sean Payton during Monday's 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Peterson said he wasn't exchanging heated words with Payton:Peterson was largely ineffective in his return to Minnesota. He carried the ball six times for 18 yards, which is tied for his third-worst rushing output in the regular seaso 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Few teams had less certainty with their running back situation than the New Orleans Saints going into Week 1, and unfortunately, no one was able to separate themselves from the pack Monday night.Against a tough Minnesota Vikings defense, the Saints offense struggled to a 29-19 loss that wasn't as close as the final score indicated. A late touchdown closed the gap and ended a 0-of-3 start in the red zone.Of course, the most disappointing part of the offense was the run game, which combined f 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
as coaches, officials reject new Technical Director Charles Ogundiya Some board members of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria have called for a shift in date for the meeting called by the president, Ibrahim Gusau. As many as eight members of the 14-member board asked the president to change the date so as to enable them take proper charge of the athletics event of the on-going National Youth Games which begins on Wednesday. The federations vice-president, Olamide George, in a letter to fellow bo 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Al Hilal remain unbeaten in this season's AFC Champions League after knocking out Al Ain in the last eight. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
While Roy Hodgson appears to be in the driving seat to take over, one ex-Palace man has ruled himself out of the job 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe reportedly has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in an effort to lift a one-year suspension.On Monday, Cody Stavenhagen of the Tulsa World reported the news, noting the NCAA issued the one-year suspension last season after Bledsoe failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs. According to Stavenhagen, the civil lawsuit wants the NCAA to lift the suspension and restore a year of eligibility for the lineman.Bledsoe's suspension goes through Oct 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
It remains unclear when Andrew Luck will return to the field for the Indianapolis Colts, and it won't be this week.According to Adam Schefterof ESPN, the quarterback has been ruled out for Week 2 with his shoulder injury and "doesn't sound close to playing anytime soon."Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Sunday Luck could miss "several more weeks" as he attempts to strengthen his shoulder.The Colts are set to face the Arizona Cardinals in their home opener next 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Anthony Joshua says he has moved on from the WBA world heavyweight victory over Wladimir Klitschko. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Antonio Conte is set to take a huge gamble with reports suggesting he is set to rest Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard for Chelsea's opening Champions League game against Qarabag on Tuesday evening. Michy Batshuayi is set to take the place of Morata, whilst new signingDavide Zappacosta is set to start ahead of Hazard. Morata has made a fast start to life at Chelsea following his 60m move from Real Madrid, scoring three goals in his first four league games for the Blues. Hazard on the other... 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The 21-year-old is "very happy" at Real Madrid as he ruled out making a switch to the Ligue 1 giants 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
As expected, The Empress of Tomorrow has made the jump to WWE's flagship show. WWE aired a vignette hyping up Asuka's impending arrival on Raw during Monday's edition of the program.Asuka remains out of action while recovering from a broken collarbone she suffered in her victory over Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III in August.Fans anticipated Asuka's main roster debut after she surrendered the NXT Women's Championship on the Sept. 6 edition of NXT, ending her tit 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The former Rossoneri trainee was delighted to hear Maldini's praise, and admitted that he was one of his idols at San Siro 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The winger may be unable to control himself in celebration if he scores a winner for Real Madrid against his former club 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has fired back at Robert Lewandowski after the Poland hot-shot criticised the Bavarian giants'spending policy. Bayern crashed to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday which left them sixth in the German league table ' their worst position after the first three games since 2010/11. The mood ahead of [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
WWE ring announcer Mike Rome announced on WWE's official Twitter account The Big Show suffered a hip injury during last week's match against Braun Strowman that will require surgery:After beating The Big Show, Strowman threw him into the cage. The section of the cage gave way, and the former world champion fell toward the outside. Although The Big Show appeared to land back-first when he went through the cage, he could've tweaked the hip earlier in the match. For instance, he land 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Bolstered by Neymar, Mbappe, PSG Finally Ready to Make a Mark in Europe 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Adam Federici's Nottingham Forest loan spell has been cancelled by Bournemouth, with the keeper set to soon undergo surgery. The Cherries loaned sent the player to Forest on deadline day, but a knee injury suffered whilst on international duty with Australia has ended his season, forcing Eddie Howe to call him back. Speaking to the Nottingham Post (H/T the'Daily Echo),Forest boss Mark Warburton said:'"Bournemouth have basically rescinded the loan and taken their player back. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Diogu: D'Tigers ready for Q'final Emmanuel Tobi Few days after Nigerian football team, the Super Eagles, overcame the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the country's senior male basketball team, the D'Tigers, will battle their Central African counterparts in the quarterfinal of the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 currently taking place in Tunisia and Senegal. The D'Tigers despite suffering the biggest upset of the competition when they lost 83-77 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
With Tuesday September 12 marking the opening round of fixtures for the new Champions League campaign, Goal takes a look at a selection of hidden gems 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Coaches, Technical Officials Reject Adeleye as AFNs Technical Director 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after five games in charge, with Roy Hodgson reportedly set to replace him. After four defeats and no goals scored in the Premier League, Palace have called time on De Boer's tenure, which lasted just 77 days and comes after his 85-day reign at Inter Milan []The post Crystal Palace Sack Coach Frank De Boer After Four Matches appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Frank de Boer has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager after five games and 77 days in charge. Former England boss Roy Hodgson will replace him, BBC Sport understands. The Eagles are 19th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday and failed to score in their four league matches under De Boer. The former Ajax boss, 47, only took over this summer, succeeding Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season. His only win as Palace manager came in the EF 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Champions D'Tigers will face Cameroon in the quarter-final of the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship on Thursday in Tunis. The Nigerians finished top of Group A on specific points difference despite losing to DR Congo 83-77 on Sunday while Cameroon finished second in Group C behind Tunisia. DR Congo finished second and will play [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Arizona Cardinals will reportedlysign running back D.J. Foster in the wake of David Johnson's wrist injury.Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the news Monday, noting the Cardinals will sign Foster off the New England Patriots practice squad.This comes after Adam Schefter of ESPN reported surgery was possible for Johnson and he was meeting with wrist specialists. According to Rapoport, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the initial diagnosis on Johnson paralleled T.J. Logan's, who 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Houston Texans are reportedly going with Deshaun Watson as the team's starting quarterback for Thursday night's Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported the news, adding his ankle injury "shouldn't be an issue."Watson, the team's first-round pick in this year's NFL draft, wasn't the Texans' starter heading into the regular season. But Tom Savage struggled dramatically in the team's 29-7 loss 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Argentina international has been linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid among others in recent weeks, but is happy to stay in Turin 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles landed in the Ghanaian capital, Accra last night and immediately proceded to the town of Takoradi by road ahead of Monday's WAFU Cup of Nations Tournament Group A clash with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The trip to Takoradi, where all the participating teams except host team Ghana are being accommodated, []The post Eagles Land In Accra, Ready To Pluck Leone Stars appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Ligue 1 side will be without injured duo Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore for their Group B opener at Celtic Park 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
England players and staff will be advised not to use public or hotel Wi-Fi at the 2018 World Cup in Russia over hacking fears. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
English FA Top Officials to Face Inquiry over Eniola Aluko 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The organisers of the annual International Pairs golf competition Falcon Golf Tour Limited have lined up strong teams for this year's edition. The Chief Executive officer of FGT Remi Olukokya said the field in this year's edition would be one of the best in recent times, adding that every team had an opportunity to win [] 

Tue, 12 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 10-1 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best player in EA Sports' latest title, with his 94 overall rating just beating out Barcelona's Lionel Messi 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will feature on the cover of the football game for the first time ever, stoking anticipation for the new release 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Rocky Seto spent 11 seasons as an assistant for the USC Trojans and seven seasons as an assistant for the Seattle Seahawks. But he decided to give up that career path after the 2016 season with the Seahawks for a different path altogether: becoming a pastor."I can't think of a place I would rather be," he told David Wharton of the Los Angeles Times.Seto had long been interested in becoming a minister, but he decided to make the change once his contract with Seattle was up for rene 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
English Premier League side Crystal Palace FC has sacked Frank de Boer after 77 days in charge. The Dutchman, who succeeded Sam Allardyce in June, lost all four of hisThe post Frank de Boer is first coach to get sacked in new EPL season appeared first on TheCable. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
By James Agberebi: Nigeria midfielder Reuben Gabriel was on target for KuPS but it was not enough as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to FC Lahti in the Finnish first division clash on Monday. Also in action was 2014 CHAN Super Eagles bronze medal winner Gbolahan Salami who was later replaced [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane's sending-off to put five unanswered goals past Liverpool and go level on points at the top of the Premier League table with Manchester United. Jose Mourinho's men remain unbeaten, but could only draw 2-2 at Stoke,while Chelsea made it three wins in succession with a 2-1 victory at Leicester [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Georgia Tech announced Monday that Saturday's scheduled game againstUCF in Orlando has been canceled due to Hurricane Irma. There will be no makeup date for the matchup.This will be the second straight week UCF will go without a game after the school canceled its Week 2 battle against Memphis due to preparations for the hurricane.Irma has already causedmassive damageacross the state of Florida, forcing many to evacuate their homes and leaving millions without power.AsMatt Murschelof theOrla 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
A 12 year old Latifat Ahmed has been granted scholarship for her secondary education after she won the 100 meters gold in the ongoing Kwara State All Primary Schools Athletics Championship. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
We sold up and bought a boat to sail around the world. How idyllic does that sounds 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Members of the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints stood during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Monday night, opting against partaking in the national anthem protests that have occurred throughout the NFL.Monday's game coincided with the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.Hobie Artigue of Fox 9 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, provided a look inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the anthem:Daniel Rodriguez sang the anthem. Rodriguez wa 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson didn't mince words when discussing a drop by Browns receiver Kenny Britt during Sunday's 21-18 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers."I have seen players do that before, and we all have," Jackson said, per ESPN.com's Pat McManamon. "I have had some of the great ones in this league drop balls."But we can't do that to a young quarterback because he needs guys to make as many plays for him as they can in this situation. I t 
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