SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [15 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Fri, 15 Sep 2017
New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson commented on his low usage in his team's 29-19 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. "I didn't sign up for nine snaps, though, but unfortunately that's the way the game played out," Peterson said Thursday, perUSA Today'sKevin Spain. "In my mind, personally, I knew it was gonna take some adjusting. You know, me and Mark [Ingram] played in the last preseason game, and [Alvin Kamara] didn't even play that g 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Nigeria's male basketball national team, D'Tigers, defeated Cameroon to qualify for the semi-final of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket championship in Tunisia. The reigning champions won three of the four quartersThe post Afrobasket 2017: DTigers defeat Cameroon to qualify for semi-final appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Afrobasket 2017: DTigers Defeats Cameroon to Qualify for Sfinal 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Defending champions, the D'Tigers, on Thursday, claimed victory as they outplayed the Lions of Cameroon with a 15 point's difference finishing 106 ' 91 points to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing FIBA AfroBasket Championship taken place in Tunisia and Senegal. Although, they had earlier defeated Cote d'Ivoire and Mali in their first two opening games on Friday and Saturday respectively, they suffered a shock defeat in their last game against DR Congo last Sunday as t 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2017 Aiteo Cup was heldon Thursdaynight live on Channels television, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Newly crowned Nigeria Professional Football League champions Plateau United will face the winners of the replayed Round of 16 tie between Niger Tornadoes and FC Abujaon Saturdayin the first quarter-final match. Osun United will play against [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Nigerian champions Plateau United remained in the hunt for more silverware in the Aiteo Cup with a 2-1 win over Akwa Starlets while troubled 3SC were handed a heavy 5-1 defeat by Akwa United on Wednesday. After a 0-0 display in the first half between Plateau United and Akwa Starlets, Jimmy Ambrose put the NPFL []The post Aiteo Cup: Plateau target double, 3SC humbled! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The management of Aiteo Group, has pledged to contribute the sum of N10 million for every goal recently scored by the Super Eagles against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. This donation is to be applied towards the treatment of the team's goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukemia in July this year. This pledge was the second made by the energy giants prior to each of the games against Cameroon, he first being on September 1, when the Group had also committed to N10 mil 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Almost $5bn Spent in Summer Transfer Window, Says FIFA 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen made his presence known early in Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, launching a solo home run in the first inning of the tilt to join Willie Stargell, Ralph Kiner and Roberto Clemente in the franchise's 200 home run club, per Sportsnet Stats.McCutchen had a down season in 2016, posting a career-low .256 batting average and notching just six stolen bases. Although he hasn't completely recovered in the batting average categ 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Anti-doping Organisations Demand Russia Ban from 2018 Winter Olympics 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Nike's Ordem V has been unveiled as the official ball for the new AGL season, the same one being employed by the top leagues in Europe. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Talisman Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal come from behind to beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League game delayed due to crowd congestion. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Arsenal came from behind to see off the challenge of Koln and secure their first victory in the Europa Leaguewith an impressive second half performance at the Emirates. The German club started quickly, taking the lead with a stunning Jhon Cordoba strike inside ten minutes. And for much of the first 45 minutes, they successfully restricted a lacklustre Arsenal outfit. But after half-time, the home side significantly upped their game, goals from substitute Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and... 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
After a night of chaos around the Emirates, some order was at least restored on the stadium's pitch - right down to Alexis Sanchez getting his first goal since being forced to stay at Arsenal. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Arsenal came from behind to beat FC Koln 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.Jhon Cordoba struck after nine minutes following a David Ospina error before substitute Sead Kolasinac levelled proceedings three minutes into the second half. Alexis Sanchez's superb solo effort and Hector Bellerin's late strike wrapped up the three points.Per the Guardian's Amy Lawrence and Nicola Slawson, the match had to be delayed by an hour due to safety concerns after 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The Catalan giants offered a glimpse at how the stadium will look as the first stone was laid at their B team's future home 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalans' clash against the Madrid side in La Liga on Saturday 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
There are no doubts over Argentine star's contract with the La Liga giants according to the club's president 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The 21-year-old faced the criminal court in France on Thursday and was ordered to pay '1 in damages for the assault in June 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman announced Thursday he played Sunday's season opener with a torn pectoral muscle.Freeman posted a message on his Instagram page noting he suffered the injury on the first play of Chicago's 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons:Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com noted that means Freeman played 55 snaps with the setback. The Instagram message also revealed Freeman suffered a concussion during the game.The BearsannouncedTuesday that Freeman was moved to injured 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The current Shenhua flop has a long history of upsetting his employers, and his new coach will not stand for it as he slammed Carlitos' fitness 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
We've now seen each of the European contenders play, with both Pep Guardiola's side and Tottenham seeing their prices cut following impressive wins 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
After taking last week off, the PGA Tour returned Thursday with Marc Leishman shooting a nine-under 62 to hold the first-round lead at the 2017 BMW Championship.Leishman has company behind him, as Jason Day, Jamie Lovemark and Charley Hoffman ended the round at seven-under. Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Tony Finau are tied for fourth at six-under after 18 holes.Here's the full leaderboard after Thursday's action from Lake Forest, Illinois:Leishman 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Pascal Gross won the hearts of Brighton fans with his two-goal blast last Saturday but Seagull Girggo says we have to avoid lumping too much pressure on his shoulders 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Harry Kane banished Tottenham's Wembley curse as the England striker's 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 Pochettino's side. Already [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard was quite critical of Jurgen Klopp following the Reds' 2-2 draw in the Champions Leagueagainst Sevilla on Wednesday night. The Reds, who shockingly conceded five goals against Manchester City last weekend, were unable to bounce back with a win in European competition midweek, and the ex-England star has put Klopp's rotation policy under the microscope as a result. Simon Mignolet has started in five of Liverpool's seven matches this season, w 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said their capture of Chelsea striker Diego Costa is not as imminent as previously reported.According to Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard, he said: "What I do understand is that Costa is a Chelsea player and until January, there is time to talk to his club and with anybody else.We will not do anything until January. If his family is moving [to Madrid] then I do not know."Per Johnson, he continued:It had been reported the two clubs were 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The Bundesliga side's boss refused to be drawn into speaking on the crowd chaos which forced kick-off to be delayed 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldosaid Thursday that Los Blancos are determined to win the UEFA Champions League for the third time in a row, calling it his team's competition. The Spanish champions became the first team to defend the UCL title in the modern era last season, and Ronaldo was happy to start the new campaign with a win over APOEL. Per AS.com, he said:"It was a game that we really needed to win. We were at home and wanted to start the Champions League well. We knew that we 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Mark Cavendish withdrew himself as an option for Great Britain's UCI Road World Championship team due to a shoulder injury. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina D'Tigers on Thursday defeated Cameroon 106-91 in to reach the semifinals of the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship in Tunisia and Senegal. In the fifth meeting between the two sides, Nigeria dominated three quarters of the game, losing one to the Lions. D'Tigers won in the first, second and fourth quarters while Cameroon took [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
England's Dele Alli and Kyle Walker submit evidence to Fifa that middle-finger gesture was personal joke 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The Houston Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 13-9 Thursday night in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.Dropping back behind a leaky Texans offensive line, quarterback Deshaun Watson didn't have a great performance through the air in his first NFL start. He finished 15-of-24 for 125 yards.Watson offered Houston fans a glimpse of his potential, though, when he put the Texans ahead 10-3 with 50 seconds remaining until halftime. The rookie passer was flushed out of the pocket and broke free 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Dirk Nowitzki is heading into his 20th season with the Dallas Mavericks, but he understands that not everyone has the same dedication to theirfranchise.Speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Thursday, the 39-year-old discussed the current state in the NBA, saying that it is more about "making money and winning" than being loyal:"For me, it was always easy to be loyal," he said.Nowitzki was drafted in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft and has stuck with the Mavericks since, ear 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Nigeria dropped six places from the 38th position to 44th position in the latest FIFA Rankings released by the world football body on Thursday. Despite getting four points from their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier double-header against Cameroon in August and September, the three-time African champions dropped a place from the fourth position they occupied [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Nigerian and former African champion, Larry 'The Natural' Ekundayo's, career is on the line, after breaking his hand in WBO International title contest. The Nigerian boxer sustained a broken hand during his brave effort for the WBO Intercontinental title in London in July this year. Ekundayo narrowly lost the bout in London, due to a contentious point decision, against home town favourite, Gary Corcoran. 'I proudly wear our country's colours into the ring, and am happy t 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Peter Dada, Akure Former Director-General of the National Sports Commission Gbenga Elegbeleye has quit the Ondo State Football Agency. Elegbeleye was appointed chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the ODSFA in March by the state government. Apart from managing the football agency, the committee was tasked with the responsibility of saving the state-owned Premier [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Gareth Ellis marks his farewell home game with a crucial try as Hull FC beat Wakefield and all but seal their play-off place. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The English Football Association (FA) has asked world governing body FIFA to decide on Dele Alli's punishment before next month's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. The FA said this would reduce the chance that he would be banned for matches at next year's finals in Russia. Alli was caught on camera raising a middle finger [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Results in the first round of group games in the 2017/18 Europa League on Thursday: Group A Slavia Prague (CZE) 1 (Necid 12) Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR) 0 Villarreal (ESP) 3 (Sansone 16, Bakambu 75, Cheryshev 77) Astana (KAZ) 1 (Logvinenko 68) Group B Young Boys (SUI) 1 (Fassnacht 14) Partizan Belgrade (SRB) 1 (Jankovic [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Alexis Sanchez scored a stunning goal as Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League clash on Thursday that was delayed for an hour due to crowd trouble. Kick-off in the Group H opener at the Emirates Stadium was put back until 9:05pm local time (2005 GMT) in the interests of [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Evertons Europa League group-stage campaign got off to a disastrous start on Thursday as Ronald Koemans side were taken apart in Italy, losing 3-0 to Atalanta. The Serie A club back in Europe after a 26-year absence were forced to entertain their English visitors in Reggio Emilia, a two-hour drive south of their [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi was on from the start for Arsenal as they began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a 3-1 victory over German club Cologne on Thursday night. Iwobi, who has struggled for game time this season, played in central midfield and was replaced by Jack Wilshere in the 69th minute. Arsenal [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Two Italian teams, AC Milan and Atalanta, and one Spanish side Villarreal recorded big wins in their opening group games of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa Leagueon Thursdaynight, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Atalanta who finished fourth in Serie A last season defeated English Premier League side Everton 3-0. First half goals from Andrea Masiello, Alejandro Gomez and [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Nigeria forward Anthony Nwakaeme fired blanks in Hapoel Beer Shevas 2-1 home win over Lugano in Group G of the UEFA Europa Leagueon Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Nwakaeme played all 90 minutes just as his compatriot John Ogu did. The Camels got the opener in the second minute through Daniel Einbinder. Shir Tzedek turned from hero [] 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Everton produce a dreadful performance as they lose their Europa League opener against Atalanta in Italy. 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The LPGA announced the 2017Evian Championship will be reduced to 54 holes and all play from Thursday's first round will be canceled due to inclement weather."While we did not make this decision lightly, we believe that this is the right decisionto have the fairest, most competitive tournament for all players in this field," LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. "We are happy and encouraged with how well the golf course is handling the weather, and it should set up 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
There are some doubters on the ability of Nigerian forward Obinna to show up for Cape Town City, but the overall response has been positive 

Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Ex-international, Dosu Joseph, has said that Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, can become one of the best shot-stoppers for Nigeria if given more opportunity in the national team. Following his stellar performance in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Cameroon, Ezenwa made a strong case for regular playing time in the Super Eagles. He has followed that up with an excellent start to the home-based Eagles' campaign in the ongoing WAFU Nations Cup where hes has kept 
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