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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [16 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Vernon Jackson, one of the more versatile prospects in the 2018 college football recruiting class, announced Fridayhe's planning to attend Alabama.Jackson made his choice of the Crimson Tide over SEC rival LSU public on Twitter:Jackson is a 3-star prospect who's rated as the No. 17 player under the athlete distinction in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sportsrankings. He's also listed as the 54th-best recruit from the football-rich state of Texas in the group.The biggest quest 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Aaron Donald's long-awaited return to the Los Angeles Rams will culminate with the All-Pro defensive tackle making his 2017 debut on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Rams head coach Sean McVay announced Friday that Donald would start against the Redskins but didn't specify how many snaps his star defender would play.Donald missed all of training camp and the preseason while holding out for a new contract from the Rams. The 26-year-old has two more y 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is reportedly "aggressive" in his pursuit of a solution to the league's problem of teams resting healthy players during the regular season, especially for nationally televised games.On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver urged Silver, who considers sitting out star players an "economic issue," to use his power to invoke change, and the "reluctant commissioner" is now considering the use o 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both weighed in at 160 pounds Friday afternoon ahead of their middleweight title fight Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Arash Markazi of ESPN showcased GGG on the scale:SB Nation's Bloody Elbow confirmed Canelo also made weight:Although Aug. 26's cross-sport encounter between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor generated more mainstream attention, Saturday's clash between Alvarez and Golovkin should be far mor 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Seventeen national anti-doping organisations have demanded that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics.1234567891011 Latest NewsKeeper Ezenwas moment in the sunTukur Babangida: Kano Pillars will put up better fight next seasonVictor Moses welcomes Iwobi to Stamford BridgeFearless Kane proud of Euro showKipchoge the man to beat in BerlinGolovkin ready to hit Las Vegas for AlvarezHands down for MourhinoMali hold Nigeria as Ezenwa maintains WAFU clean sheetEngland send Alli video to FIFA ov 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that Arsenal are challengers for the title, ahead of Sunday's derby between the two London giants. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, viaSky Sports, the Italian said: "Arsenal are a big rival for the title. If you see their squad you can understand that - they have a lot of top players." "I don't understand why they can't fight for the title. They have lost only one player, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, and 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi, and the coach of the team, Gbenga Ogunbote, have applauded the people of Calabar, Cross Rivers State, for their support during the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League season. Enyimba finished third after 38 matches, qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup in the process. The duo said the victory was for the people of the state who supported them all through the season, starting from the state governor, the sport commissioner and the fans who h 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Gunners will go before the governing body next week, while the Bundesliga side face a raft of accusations 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Gunners will go before the governing body next week, while the Bundesliga side face a raft of accusations 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Arsenal said Friday they were investigating how vast numbers of away fans gained access to the home sections of Emirates Stadium for their clash with Cologne, sparking ugly scenes that marred the Europa League clash. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had been preparing for a postponement at the north London ground, describing the decision [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has claimed that the Catalans are in negotiations with Andres Iniestas agent for the Spanish midfielder to sign a new indefinite contract at the Nou Camp. The club chief also hailed the Catalans transfer overhaul despite their unsuccessful attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. The future of the captain []The post Barcelona President Optimistic Andres Iniesta Will Sign A New Indefinite Contract appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Captain Eoin Morgan says England must "stay strong" with their plans after being criticised for resting Ben Stokes for Saturday's Twenty20. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
A goal from Charbel Gomez handed Benin a shock 1-0 win over Cote dIvoire in a Group B, 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Friday, September 15. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Frenchman is not considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, at least not while he is a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Frenchman is not considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, at least not while he is a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Ice Cub's BIG3 league filed a lawsuit against the fledgling Champions League, saying the latter's claims the two sides had an agreement in place about sharing players is untrue.TMZ Sports obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which also says no BIG3 players were barred from playing in Champions League."The issue is that BIG3 violated the agreement that players would be able to play in both leagues even though all the players had prior agreements with the Champions League," reads a 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Oakland Athletics vice-president Billy Beane is reportedly part of a group of investors, headed by Chinese billionaireChien Lee, which is set to take over Championship club Barnsley.That's according to Alex Richards of the Daily Mirror, who reports the deal will be worth roughly 20 million.Beanewho currently owns a minority stake in the A'sis perhaps best known for his time as general manager in Oakland, where he played an instrumental role in the spread of sabermetrics in modern baseb 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Rory McIlroys defence of his FedEx Cup title took a blow with a one over par round as Marc Leishman shot nine under in round one of the BMW Championship. McIlroy is 51st in the FedEx Cup standings and needs to be in the top 30 to reach next weeks Tour Championship, where the winner []The post BMW Ch/ship: Leishman leads as Mcilroy struggles! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Marc Leishman shot a seven-under 64 in Friday's second round of the 2017 BMW Championship to give himself a three-stroke lead at -16 heading into the weekend at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.Jason Day and Rickie Fowler (-13) are tied for second place in the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Patrick Cantlay (-10) and Francesco Molinari and Stewart Cink (-9) round out the top five, while Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth (all -7) are notab 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Brighton boss Chris Hughton is disappointed his side came away with no points after conceding two "poor" goals in their 2-1 Premier League defeat at Bournemouth. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is pleased his side were resilient enough to come back from a goal down to get their first points of the season by beating Brighton. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Boxers Declare Readiness for Battle 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Gennady Golovkin says his bout with Saul Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas today is the biggest of this era. Golovkin holds the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles, although if Alvarez wins he will not take the WBC belt, so that would become vacant. Golovkin, 35, is looking to extend his undefeated professional record to []The post Boxing: Canelo, GGG set to light up Las Vegas appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Selecao boss sprung a few surprises with some new faces in his latest squad and looks set to trial some different options next month 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has had surgery on a shoulder injury he sustained in Sundays 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Yaya Ademola is one of the team leaders of callisthenics game in Osun State. In this interview with our Reporter, ADEOLU ADEYEMO, he spoke on introduction of callisthenics into the state public schools by Governor Rauf Aregbesola, public and private schools selected for participation in all the nine Federal constituencies for the exercise among others. It has been in the news that there has been a new template of callisthenics in Osun. What is it about' Yes. First, since the introduction o 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Champions D'Tigers took a big leap towards their title defence at the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship in Tunisia and Senegal after defeating co-hosts Senegal 76-71 in a pulsating semi-final clash on Friday to book a place in Saturday's final. The coach Alex Nwora side will play second co-hosts Tunisia, who defeated Morocco 60-52, [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
UEFA has confirmed it will open disciplinary proceedings against both Cologne and Arsenal following Thursday's Europa League game. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
UEFA has confirmed it will open disciplinary proceedings against both Cologne and Arsenal following Thursday's Europa League game. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Congrats Plateau United, But Beware Of Your Success 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Belgium defender says his international team-mate has the profile to play for the Ligue 1 leaders but backs the keepers already on their books 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Great Britains Steve Cummings has withdrawn from the individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway this week. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Nigerias DTigers have justified their participation in the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket holding in Tunisia by beating stubborn Senegal 76-71 points in the semi-final played on Friday to qualify for their second consecutive final of the tournament scheduled to hold on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports ompletesportsnigeria.com reports. Defending champions DTigers dominated three quarters to [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier called on fans to "lay off" Jon Jones after Jones' positive test for a performance-enhancing drug leading up to his victory in their July title fight, which led to Cormier's reinstatement as champion.On Friday, Cormier posted a message on Instagram about giving his Octagon rival time to assess the situation in peace:"Guys now I call upon you to take a breathe [sic], lay off of Jones. Let him and his team figure out what 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The New England Patriots received another blow to their offense leading into a Week 2 matchup with the New Orleans Saints, as wide receiver Danny Amendola is out with a concussion.Per Albert Breer of the MMQB, the Patriots announced Amendola's concussion will keep him inactive against the Saints.Amendola, 31, was injured during New England's season-opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. And with Julian Edelman out for the year andMalcolm Mitchellon injured reserve, the Patriots find t 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Both 2017 Davis Cup semi-finals are tied after Friday's action, as David Goffin and Nick Kyrgios took care of business in Brussels in the tie between Belgium and Australia.In the first rubber between France and Serbia, Dusan Lajovic caused a huge shock by beating Lucas Pouille, adding some excitement to what many assumed would be a lopsided tie. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised in his match, however.For a look at the full results and the schedule for Belgium vs. Australia, clickhere. For thetiebe 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Australia's Nick Kyrgios beats Steve Darcis in five sets to level the Davis Cup semi-final in Belgium after two rubbers. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
After a testing adaptation period the Belgian has started the current campaign in fine form and is one of Pep Guardiola's key men 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Jermain Defoe scores a well-taken winner as Bournemouth come from behind to claim their first Premier League win of the season against Brighton. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Given a rating of just 78 for the forthcoming title, the Manchester City and France left-back is not happy 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Senegal forward Mame Diouf has signed a new three-year contract at Premier League side Stoke City. Diouf has made 99 appearances scoring 19 goals since arriving at Stoke from Bundesliga side Hannover in 2014. He helped Stoke to three consecutive ninth-place Premier League finishes before they came 13th last season. Another top-10 finish []The post Diouf signs new Stoke contract appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower will missWeek 2's game against the New Orleans Saints with a knee injury.Hightower's talent isn't in question. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 after collecting 65 combined tackles and 2.5 sacks, and the Patriots rewarded his production with a four-year, $35.5 million extension that included $19 million guaranteed.ESPN.com's Mike Reiss argued Hightower could potentially become on par with Tedy Bruschi in terms of best lineback 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Edo Boy Vows to Retain ABU Title 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
By'Bamidele Boluwaji: Nigeria coach to the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Austin Eguavoen, has urged the the Super Eagles to focus on their forthcoming crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia and avoid distraction from a slip in FIFA Ranking,Completesportsnigeria.comreports. Nigeria dropped from 38 to 44th position in the latest ranking releasedon [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Ekundayo Seeks Medical Support to Salvage Career 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Bournemouth fought back to defeat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 at home in the Premier League, asJermain Defoe grabbed the winner on Friday.The Seagulls took the lead after half-time, but the Cherries turned the screw as they struck twice in quick succession.Jordon Ibe was the catalyst, with the substitute creating both goals as the hosts collected three points.The latest standings can be viewed viaWhoScored.com. RecapBournemouth needed to dig deep to register the victory, but Brighton ran 
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