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



Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Los Angeles Rams are going to get more dangerous on defense with All-Pro Aaron Donald returning to the practice field on Wednesday.Lindsey Thiry of theLos Angeles Timestweeted a picture of Donald on the field in his Rams gear for the first time since ending his holdout on Sept. 9:Donald missed all of training camp and the preseason while he was holding out for a new contract. The 26-year-old is scheduled to make $1.8 million this season and $6.892 million in 2018 over the final two years of 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Reds manager is set to use his home-country connections to entice a former under-21 international Down Under. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Cameroon forward Benoit Mbala has said they will rely on teamwork to beat Nigeria's D'Tigers in their quarter-final clash in the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship in Senegal and Tunisia in Tunis on Thursday. To reach the stage, D'Tigers finished top of Group A on specific points difference while Cameroon were second in Group [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Cameroon forward Benoit Mbala believes that playing as a collective whole will go a long way in helping his side overcome Nigeria in the upcoming quarterfinal matchup at the FIBA AfroBasket today (Thursday). 'We know Nigeria has experience and will want to give it everything when we clash in the quarter-final being the reigning champions but one thing we have always banked on is teamwork and this we will still project to give us victory,' Mbala told FIBA.basketball. Cameroon, who settl 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Following are the results of Round of 16 matches played in both the men and women competitions of the Aiteo Cup on Wednesday:The post Aiteo Cup: Results of Round of 16 matches/List of qualifiers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Massimiliano Allegri bemoaned a collapse in the defensive standards that humbled Barcelona five months ago following Juventus 3-0 Champions League Group D defeat at Camp Nou. Juve shut out Barca over the course of 180 minutes as they triumphed 3-0 on aggregate in last seasons quarter-final between the sides, but the La Liga leaders found []The post Allegri bemoans Juve loss to Barca appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Hibernians Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has declared thar he is yet to quit the national team, Completesportsnigeria.com can report. Ambrose has not played for the Super Eagles in a long time, but the former Celtic FC of Scotland defender hinted that he is pushing himself beyond limit to regain the form that made him a [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The chairman of the People's Elephant has saluted his players and the support given to the team by the state government. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Arsenal held talks about a move to sign defender Benedikt Howedes from Schalke over the summer before he moved on loan to Juventus, according to his agent,Volker Struth.Per German outletSport Bild(viaStephan Uersfeld on ESPN.co.uk), Struth said the 29-year-old was told in the summer he would no longer beSchalke's club captain and Arsenal were sought out as a potential club for him to move to asShkodran Mustafi was said to be on his way out the Emirates Stadium."When this new situation 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Toffees continue their European odyssey as they gear up for their group opener against last season's Serie A upstarts 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The expansion side delivered a 7-0 thrashing of the nine-men New England Revolution, equaling the league mark for biggest victory 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Blues striker is less than pleased with his new score in FIFA 18, seeing his overall rating drop from last year's version of the video game 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The scene is set for the final major battle of the season as elite golfers gather for the 2017 Evian Championship in France. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Cape Town City's winning start to the Absa Premiership season was brought to an abrupt end as Kaizer Chiefs registered a 2-0 win at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Premier league teams have booked their passage to the quarter-final round of the mens 2017 AITEO Cup after the Round of 16 matches were played across the country yesterday. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
New Mexicofootball coach Bob Davie is reportedly under investigation for various acts of misconduct, which include mistreatment of players and a "compromised" drug program.Daniel Libit of NMFishBowl.com reported the news Wednesday, which was followed up by a statement confirming an investigation was underwaythough the school refused to name Davie.I can confirm there is an investigation underway in Athletics, UNM spokesperson Cinnamon Blair said. We are notgoing to comment on the detail 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The NFL has suspendedHouston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing10 games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing drugs.The league announced Cushing's suspension Wednesday, via Texans public relations on Twitter.Cushing's lawyer released a statement on the matter, per ESPN's Adam Schefter:Per NFL Network'sJames Palmer, Cushing had already been ruled out for Houston's Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengalsat Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday with a concussion and wi 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
SocceTalk By Mumini Alao: NO! This article is not about Manchester United of England. It is about Plateau United of Nigeria. Last Saturday, Plateau United Football Club of Jos emerged champions of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the first time in their history. The victory didnt come easy as the Tin [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Things are going well for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was recently named as a source of inspiration for the newly crowned Miss America.During Sunday's Miss America pageant, Cara Mund, who was representing the state of North Dakota, brought up Wentz after she took home the crown."I said, 'If Carson Wentz can do it, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund can become Miss America,'" Mund said, per the Associated Press' Wayne Parry (via ABC News, h/t CSN Phill 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
World Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS) has rejected an appeal by Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey for the court to overturn the life ban slammed on him by FIFA after he was fingered for influencing the World Cup qualification match between South Africa and Senegal in November 2016.The post CAS throws out ref Lamptey's appeal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The world's most expensive player refused to shake hands with the teenager after the pair's ongoing spat during their Champions League group game 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Canadian Football League will no longer feature full pads during regular-season practices.Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL Players Association made the announcement Wednesday, per Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. Seifert noted the new policy will go into effect immediately in an effort to limit non-game contact after preseason training camp. Helmets are the only padded equipment players can wear under the new policy.According toDave Naylorof TSN, CFL teams were previously allowed 17 days o 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City all made winning starts to their 2017/18 UEFA Champions League campaigns on Wednesday.Elsewhere Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla at Anfield and last seasons beaten semi-finalists Monaco drew 1-1 with RB Leipzig.There were also wins for Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk while Maribor held Spartak Moscow in the only other game of the night.Here are the full results from WednesdayFC Porto 1-3 BesiktasFeynoord 0-4 Manchester CityLiverpool 2- 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is pleased with the bright start his team have made to the UEFA Champions League campaign, but adds that there is a lot of hard work ahead. Manchester City failed to win a game away from home last season in the competition under Guardiola but have started their campaign with [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Harry Kane banished Tottenhams Wembley curse as the England strikers double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener on Wednesday. With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham are playing their home matches at the English national stadium this season and that had been bad news for Mauricio Pochettinos side. Already [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in showing Real Madrid what they have been missing during his five-game domestic suspension, by scoring twice as the holders began their Champions League defence with a routine 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. Ronaldo, banned for pushing a referee after being sent off in the first leg of [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane scored two goals each on Wednesday night as eight matches were played across Europe in groups E to H of the UEFA Champions League. At the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid defeated APOEL Nicosia 3-0 with goals from Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos in a Group H game. Manchester [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
A long-awaited return was made against Flamengo to a goalless draw in the Copa Sudamericana 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Chelsea are reportedly close to signing star forward Eden Hazard to a new contract running to 2021 after he was linked with a move to Real Madrid during the summer.According toTuttomercatoweb(via The Sun's Anthony Chapman), the Belgian will sign his new deal at Stamford Bridge "in the coming weeks" and is set to see his wages increased by 100,000 per week on his current200,000-a-week deal.Hazard's current contract is set to expire in 2020, and it looks as though he will be re 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Indians set a new American League record as they beat the Detroit Lions in their 21st consecutive victory. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The tactician has disclosed that he will review the job offers placed before him before deciding on his future with the Solid Miners 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Premier League powerhouse Enyimba will play their home matches in Aba next season after the completion of the renovation of the Enyimba Stadium. The contractor handling the project Monimichelle confirmed on Wednesday that the stadium would be ready before the beginning of the new season. Enyimba were forced to play their Premier League games at [] 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
There are strong indications that Enyimba Football Club will return to their home next season for the Nigeria Professional League and their Confederation Cup ties. The contractor handling the re-grassing of the Enyimba Stadium turf, Monimichelle, confirmed on Wednesday that the place would be ready ahead of the 2018 season. The Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, Ebi Egbe, said the laying of the geo technology turf would commence any moment from now. 'Some of the materials we need to c 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Craig Carton resigned from WFAN in New York City after he was arrested for allegedly being part of a Ponzi scheme totaling $5.6 million.ABC's Matt Stone shared a statement from Carton confirming his departure:According to NJ Advance Media'sJeff Goldman, the scheme centered around concert tickets. Carton and two others allegedly told investors they had access to tickets that would be purchased at face value and then resold for a profit on secondary markets.The group allegedly claimed to 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo was at the double as Real Madrid started their Champions League defence with a 3-0 win over APOEL. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Real Madrid began their campaign to win a third successive UEFA Champions League with a comfortable 3-0 winover Cypriot outfit ApoelNicosia in Group H at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.Cristiano Ronaldo, making his first club appearance since August due to an ongoing domestic ban, finished a fine move early on to give Real the lead and then converted from the penalty spot early in the second half.Skipper Sergio Ramos made it 3-0 in the 61st minute with a close-range overhead kick, and despit 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Champions League is back and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated by helping himself to two goals in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Apoel Nicosia. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
UFC spokesperson Lenee Breckenridge confirmed to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting on Wednesday that Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion.Jon Jones defeated Cormier at UFC 214, but "the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned the fight to a no-contest" after Jones tested positive for the banned substance Turinabol."If it's a no-contest, then the fight didn't happen," Cormier said Wednesday on UFC Tonight (via Raimondi). 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry could miss the start of the regular season with a strained right triceps.The Hawks announcedWednesday that Bembry would be out four to six weeks with the injury.Per Chris Vivlamore of theAtlanta Journal-Constitution, Bembry's injury was discovered when he got an MRI on Friday.Vivlamore added that a full six-week time frame would make Bembry available on Oct. 25. The Hawks open the 2017-18 season on Oct. 18 with a road game against the Dallas Maveri 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Ray Borg will get a chance at Demetrious Johnson after all.The UFC announced Wednesday the two will fight at UFC 216 in Las Vegas on Oct. 7. This comes after Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported Friday the main card bout between the two fighters for UFC 215 in Edmonton, Canada, was cancelled because of Borg's illness.Borg "was deemed unfit to fight by UFC doctors," Helwani wrote.Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com noted an interim lightweight fight between Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson was 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Offensive tackle Donald Penn and the Oakland Raiders are reportedly nearing a two-year contract extension, according to Ian Rapoportof NFL.com. As Rapoport noted Wednesday, the deal "should be done this week. He showed up, they kept their word."Penn, 34, ended his holdout Aug. 23, and Rapoportreported at the timethat the Raiders wanted him to return to the team before negotiating an extension.Penn will make$5.8 million for the 2017 season and is certainly due a significant raise. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Eagles to Get AITEOs N50m When they Reconvene for Zambia 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Edo Dep. Governor Trains with Falconets Ahead Clash with Tanzania 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Ekiti Judicial Panel to Evaluate Projects Executed by Fayemi 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Ekwempu, Okubena Seal Semifinal Places 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Fans were removed from Fenway Park during Wednesday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox after a banner with the caption "Racism is as American as baseball" was hung from the Green Monster.Comcast SportsNet New England's Evan Drellich provided an image of the banner being displayed:The Red Sox released a statement on the banner, per Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com:"During the fourth inning of tonight's game, four fans unfurled a banner over the left 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Premier League club flew out of the blocks to sour the Dutch side's Champions League return on a frustrating night 
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