SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [13 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Wed, 13 Sep 2017
LSU's 2018 recruiting class got a huge boost with Tuesday'scommitment from power forwardNazreon Reid.Reid announced his decision via Twitter:A standout at Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey, Reid is one of the best big men in next year's recruiting class. He's a 4-star recruit who is the top-ranked power forward from his home state, third-ranked power forward in the nation and 15th-ranked player overall, per 247Sports.Beyond the lofty rankings for Reid, he's got 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Iowa State Cyclones bolstered their 2018 recruiting class Tuesday with the addition of small forward Zion Griffin.Joe HenricksenofSun-TimesMedia reported the announcement fromGriffin.Griffin, who checks in at 6'6" and 208 pounds, is a 4-star prospect, per 247Sports' composite rankings, and the No. 2 player from the state of Illinois and the No. 58 overall player in the class.Henricksen noted Griffin took an official visit to Iowa State during the past weekend and elected not t 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
After a training camp holdout caused Aaron Donald to miss Week 1, he appears ready to make an impact for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.As Myles Simmons of the team's official site noted, the defensive tackle is listed as a starter in the latest unofficial depth chart. Though it is unknown how many snaps he will get in his first game back, it seems like he will play a significant role in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins."As far as how he'll be utilized in this ga 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Basketball Federation has urged Nigerians not to press the panic button as the men's senior national basketball team the D'Tigers prepare for their quarterfinal clash against Cameroon at the ongoing 2017 Afrobasket Men championship. Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd), the international representative on the NBBF board expressed understanding over reactions from Nigerians who are unhappy about Sunday's result against DR Congo despite being in the driver's seat for the better 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Round of 16 matches of this years AITEO Cup competition for men and women will take place across the country today. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
AITEO Cup: Shooting Stars Seek Redemption in Uyo 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
AJ Styles beat Tye Dillinger on Tuesday night's Sin City edition of SmackDown Live to retain the United States Championship.Styles kicked out of the Tye-Breaker. As Dillinger appeared to be setting Styles up for another one, the U.S. champion countered into the Calf Crusher and forced Dillinger to tap out.WWE's official Twitter account shared a photo of Styles with his title:Bleacher Report's Ryan Dilbert and Wrestling Inc were both fans of the match:Styles didn't have long t 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Umar Muhammed, Lafia Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Al-Makura on Tuesday approved N10m to pay the state's athletes participating in the National Youth Games in Ilorin their allowances. Commissioner for Youths and Sports Bamaiyi Anangba confirmed this in Lafia. He said the ministry was initially given N6m, but when he complained about the number of the [] 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Amazon will follow the Michigan Wolverines for a documentary series covering the 2017 season that will be released on Amazon Prime, the school announced Tuesday."We are proud to partner with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes' daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom," Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "We welcome judgment! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 20 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
AmaZulu and Maritzburg United drew 1-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Julian Nagelsmann's desire to coach a big club like Bayern Munich comes as no surprise to the team's current boss. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal following a summer in which they held on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina Officials and athletes are at war with the Lagos State Government after they were denied participation at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State. It's the third time the state will be absent from the competition under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Last month in Ibadan, Lagos won the South-West Zonal Eliminations, which [] 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Athletics are one step closer to moving out of the Oakland Coliseum after officials announced they have decided on a spot for a new stadium.According to Phil Matier and Andy Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle, the 35,000-seat stadium will be built on a site near Laney College in Oakland.This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Barcelona dismantled Juventus at the Camp Nou as Lionel Messi bagged a brace in between an Ivan Rakitic goal to secure a stunning victory to avenge theirsemi-final exit last season at the hands of the Serie A side. The first half was filled with opportunities for both sides to take the lead, Juventus had the better of the chances in the first quarter of the match before Barcelona managed to wrestle control of the tie away from the Old Lady. Ousmane Dembele missed a guilt edged chance before... 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Lionel Messi ended his long barren run against Gianluigi Buffon yesterday and then left many wondering why it took him so long as he scored twice to help Barcelona to overrun Juventus 3-0 in a Champions League Group A. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
In what appears to be a moralebooster, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe state lauded the commitment of Gombe Bulls basket ball team for securing intercontinental ticket in the just concluded Kwese Premier Basketball League Final 8 Championship in Kano.The post Basketball: Gov Dankwambo pledges plots of land to Gombe Bulls, officials appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Bayern Munich got off to the perfect start on the opening night of the Champions League, recording a comfortable 3-0 victory over a 10-man Anderlecht at the Allianz Arena. An early penalty for a foul committed by Anderlecht's Sven Kums resulted in a red card for the defender and a Robert Lewandowski goal. Second-half strikes from Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich rounded off a good night's work for the Bundesliga champions. The result means Bayern are in second place in Group B, with 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Just two months on from lifting the oldest trophy in sport, Blair Tuke is already setting his sights on something no sailor has ever achieved. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Houston Texans made two roster moves, placing tight end C.J. Fiedorowiczon injured reserve and activating wide receiver Jaelen Strong to take his spot on the roster.The Texans officially announced the moves on Tuesday.Fiedorowicz left the Texans' season opener on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars after being diagnosed with a concussion, perAaron Wilsonof theHouston Chronicle.Wilson alsonotedFiedorowicz sustained a concussion during the preseason but was cleared to play in Week 1. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Uruguay international scored a penalty after 40 minutes to move ahead of the legendary Swede 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Paris Saint-Germain kicked off Champions League Group B in style, smashing Celtic 5-0 ahead of their crucial showdown with Bayern Munich. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Celtic hosted an unsavoury incident at Parkhead mid-way through their heavy defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Celtic sustain their heaviest ever home European defeat as Neymar leads the way for Paris St-Germain in the Champions League group stage opener. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chelsea all made winning starts to their 2017/18 UEFA Champions League campaigns on Tuesday.They all began their respective group play with emphatic victories, but PSG's 5-0 demolition of Celtic in Glasgow, Scotland, was the standout result and performance of the night. Meanwhile, Barca taking Juventus apart 3-0 at the Camp Nou was a close second.Chelsea and United made sure the Premier League's representatives weren& 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
LaLiga expert Andrew Gaffney breaks down Barcelona's scintillating victory against Serie A champions Juventus in the opening Champions League match day. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as Paris Saint-Germain began their Champions League campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Celtic in Glasgow on Tuesday. Brazilian Neymar continued to pay back his 222 million-euro ($264 million) world record transfer fee with his fifth goal in five games to put PSG in front before he [] 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Barcelona defied an outgoing off-field crisis as another Lionel Messi-inspired display exacted revenge on Juventus to open their Champions League campaign with a resounding 3-0 win on Tuesday. Messi was involved in all three goals as he beat Gianluigi Buffon for the first time in his career to open the floodgates just before half-time. Ivan [] 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles forward Victor Moses was benched for Chelsea who announced their return to the UEFA Champions League with an emphatic 6-0 win against Group C opponents Azerbaijan side Qarabag FK at Stamford Bridge on matchday one on Tuesday. Pedro Rodriguez gave Chelsea the perfect start when he opened scoring in the [] 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Chelsea made a swaggering start to their Champions League challenge as memorable strikes from Pedro and Davide Zappacosta inspired a 6-0 rout of Qarabag on Tuesday. Antonio Contes side were in businesslike mood against the minnows from Azerbaijan, with Pedros long-range effort putting them ahead early on at Stamford Bridge. Zappacosta was making his home [] 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Just one unbeaten side remains in the Championship as Leeds United moved top at the expense of the defeated Cardiff City. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Chelseakick started their European Champions League Campaign with an emphatic win against the Group C whipping boys, as Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi all netted on a night when Conte's team could have had a hatful. It was Qarabag's first venture into the Champions League ' indeed Azerbaijan's first venture []The post Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag: Zapacosta, Bakayoko Score As Chelsea Trash Qarabag appeared first on Independent Newspap 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Davide Zappacosta scores a spectacular goal as Chelsea thrash Champions League debutants Qarabag on their return to Europe. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
After a year away, Chelsea returned to the Champions League with a comfortable victory over Qarabag as two new signings found the net. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Indians blew out the Detroit Tigers by a score of 11-0 Monday night, joining just four other teams to earn 19 straight victories, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).The impressive string of victories has been equaled only by the 1947 New York Yankees (19 wins), the 2002 Oakland Athletics (20 wins), the 1935 Chicago Cubs (21 wins) and the MLB record of 26 consecutive victories set by the 1916 New York Giants.Both hitting and pitching held up theirends of the bargain for the 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick offered his support for ESPN personality Jemele Hill on his Twitter page Tuesday:Hill made waves when she tweeted "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists" when discussing the sitting president.ESPN PR issued a statement saying her comments didn't reflect the view of the company:Hill also called Trump "unqualified and unfit to be president" and said "his rise is a dire 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Alabama continued its recent habit of going easy on lesser opponents last week, beating Fresno State but failing to cover as heavy favorites. The Crimson Tide are now 3-11-1 against the spread in their last 15 games against non-Power Five members.Alabama finds itself in that same position again this week, as a heavy betting favorite for its game against Colorado State on Saturday evening at Bryant-Denny Stadium.College football point spread: The Crimson Tide opened as 27-point favorites, accordi 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Chelsea must be patient with their star attacker as he continues his return from injury, head coach Antonio Conte said. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Andreas Christensen was among a host of new faces in the Blues starting line-up that dispatched Qarabag with ease at Stamford Bridge 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte played down the significance of the five changes he made for his side's Champions League opener. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Loris Karius is set to start for Liverpool against Sevilla but Jurgen Klopp was not so forthcoming over Philippe Coutinho's role 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Danica Patrick announced on Facebook Tuesday that she would not be returning toStewart-Haas Racing:Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it was adding a new racer to its lineup and addingSmithfield as a sponsor, according toBob Pockrass of ESPN.com.AsPockrassnoted, Patrick "has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing throughout her entireNASCARcareer, and while her contract originally ran through 2018, the team did not have an anchor sponsor for her for next year when Nature's Bakery en 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Deontay Wilder's WBC heavyweight title belt will reportedly be on the line Nov. 4 in New York.On Tuesday, Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports reported Wilder will fight Luis Ortiz at the Barclays Center, citing multiple sources close to the fighters.The reported bout stands out because of the overwhelming punching power and knockout ability of each fighter and their undefeated records.Wildersportsa 38-0 record with 37 knockouts, while Ortizcounterswith a 27-0 mark and 23 knockouts.Iole reported Wild 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Dortmund Out to Test Tottenhams Resilience 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz denied reports he is attempting to usurp power from head coach Doug Pederson."I'll say this," Schwartz told reporters during his news conference Tuesday. "And I'll say this unequivocally: I am very comfortable with my relationship with Doug Pederson. I know he's comfortable in his relationship with me. What I do here is, I work extremely hard to execute the defense the way that he has outlined it for me. OK&#039 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Liverpool have lost their appeal over the length of Sadio Manes three-match ban after he was sent off in Saturdays 5-0 defeat at Manchester City. Mane was dismissed in the 37th minute after catching City goalkeeper Ederson in the face with a high foot. He will now miss Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, as well as a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup. The excessive punishment claim was rejected following an independent regulatory commission hearing. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klo 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has explained that he sees the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations as a 'stepping stone' to greater things in his career. The 28-year-old was the Man of the Match in Nigeria's 2-0 win over Sierra Leone at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday night. It continued the fine form he showed for the main Super Eagles team in their recent 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon. 'The most important thing is that we came out with the victory,' Ezenw 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Having missed out on the European competition last season, the midfielder hailed the Blues' winning return 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Jose Mourinho was left satisfied as his Manchester United sailed to victory against a lacklustre challenge in the form of FC Basel. 
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