SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [17 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Battles Titan, Kano Terra, PH for Dantata Cup TitleIf the 2016 polo season was an incredible year for Nigerias latest polo patron, Maurice Ekpenyong and his Abuja Almat Group polo team, the 2017 season is bracing for a bumper. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Nicola Adams' fight against Alexandra Vlajk in Las Vegas is called off after a problem with her opponent's pre-fight blood test. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The 2016/17 Nigerian Professional Football League season came to an entertaining end with a pulsating final match between Plateau United and Rangers International at Rwang Pam stadium in Jos, last Saturday. The post Adodo attributes successful season to NPFL/Star partnership appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Nigerias Diogu voted MVP Defending champions of the men's Afrobasketball, D'Tigers of Nigeria failed in the final hurdle of this year's competition after losing in the final to host Tunisia 77-65 on Saturday. D'Tigers started on top, winning the first quarter 14-8 but the hosts returned in the second quarter to dominate the game till the end. Tunisia won the second quarter 17-10 before going on to thrash the Nigerian side 27-16 in the third quarter. The final quarter was bala 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Nigerias Senior men Basketball team, DTigers defeated Senegal 76-71 points in a semi-final of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket encounter on Friday night. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Nigerias Senior men Basketball team, DTigers, have again proven their commitment to defend the continental title in basketball by beating Senegal 76-71 points in a semi-final FIBA Afrobasket encounter on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Nigeria will meet Tunisia, who jointly host the competition with Senegal, having won their semi-final encounter against []The post Afrobasket: DTigers overpower Senegal 76-71,set up final against Tunisia appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City "legend" Sergio Aguero, after the striker moved within three goals of the club's all-time record. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Sudans Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of TP Mazembe in the CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday night. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Will Mayo's 'curse' finally be lifted as they face Dublin in the All-Ireland final on Sunday 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Few players divide opinion quite like Mesut Ozil, but are the criticisms of the Arsenal midfielder fair or has he been made a scapegoat' Ozil has been back in the spotlight this season, urging club legends to stop talking and start supporting after he came in for criticism during Arsenals 4-0 thrashing by Liverpool. []The post Are Criticisms Of Ozil Fair' appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The expansion club packed over 70,000 fans into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to watch their match against Orlando City 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid celebrated the unveiling of their newWanda Metropolitanostadium with victory over Malaga on Saturday night. There was a ceremonious atmosphere at the club's cavernous new home, but Malaga, stubborn and resolute, were determined to spoil the party. But Antoine Griezmann's second-half goal was enough to give Atletico the win, and mark a historical day with a much-needed three points. After an elaborate ceremony to inaugurate the impressive arena, Atletico began in the... 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Rojiblancos inaugurated their new stadium in spectacular style on Saturday and now have a ground that is up there with any other club in Europe 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Antoine Griezmann christens Atletico Madrid's new stadium by scoring the only goal of the game in a La Liga victory over Malaga. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko said beating Tottenham at Wembly is a motivation for the Blues to do the same as they face Arsenal today in another English Premier League.The post Bakayoko: We beat Tottenham, we'll beat Arsenal too appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Barcelona targetJean Michael Seri has ruled out a departure from OGC Nice in the January transfer window.The Ivorian central midfielderwho was close to a 40 million (35.2 million) switch to Barca last monthleft the door open to a move next summer but insisted he would see out all of the 2017-18 season with Nice, per Joe Wright of Goal:"A high-level player doesn't have a minute to lose with this sort of thing.It's over, we have to turn the page and face the important moments to com 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the transfer market didn't allow his team to force a movefor Liverpool'sPhilippe Coutinho.He made the statement during an interview with 8tv (h/t Daily Star's James Benson), adding he has no regrets about the team's transfer dealings over the summer:"If the market does not allow a move, then you can't force one."The market is changing sizeably because there is money coming into it that isn't from the world 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid's new ground had the club's star in awe after making history with the stadium's first goal 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Billy Joe Saunders successfully defends his WBO middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr at the Copper Box Arena. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Marc Leishman continued his complete domination of the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Saturday, shooting a three-under 68 to move to 19-under for the tournament.That left him five strokes clear of both Rickie Fowler and Jason Day, as both men gave up ground to Leishman after each shooting a 70. Justin Rose (-12), Jon Rahm (-11), Scott Brown (-11), Ryan Moore (-11), Charley Hoffman (-11), Chez Reavie (-11), Matt Kuchar (-11) and Patrick Cantlay (-11) rounded out the top of the lead 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: DTigers of Nigeria have relinquished their position as Africas best having lost 65-77 points to Tunisia in the final of the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket that came to a close in Rades, Tunisiaon Saturdaynight, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Nigerians who went into the Championship as the defending champions could only win one quarter from [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Mensur Suljovic marks his Champions League of Darts debut with two superb wins to qualify for the semi-finals. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Chelseas title defence may have gotten off to a rocky start in Week 1, but with wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City under their belt, the Blues appear to be rounding into form. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Chelsea target Alex Sandro is reportedly in no hurry to sign a contract extension at Juventus, while Diego Costa is said to be closing in on a move to Atletico Madrid.According to Calciomercato.com, the Brazilian is negotiating a new deal with the Serie A champions after they turned down big bids from Chelsea in the summer.Sandro is set to meet with Juve soon and will be offered a 4 million-a-season contract, but according to the report, "he doesn't seem to be in a hurry as he is evalu 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Arsenal have won three of their last four matches against Chelsea since the arrival of Antonio Conte last season and with the first London derby of this new season to be played this Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com JOHNNY EDWARD presents five memorable matches between the two big London clubs 1. Van Persies Hat trick at Stamford Bridge [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Teboho Molois reign as Chippa United coach began with a goalless draw away to Platinum Stars in Rustenburg on Saturday night. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
France international Djibril Cisse insisted he's done nothing wrong over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal in an interview published on Saturday. The former Liverpool and Marseille striker told l'Equipe he was 'one million per cent' confident he will be exonerated of any wrongdoing. 'If I'd done something stupid I'd own up to it,' said [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a hangover from European success at Feyenoord in midweek. City were anxious [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
City Thrash Watford to Top Premiership Table 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Cody Bellinger's fantastic debut season continued Saturday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers standout ripped his 38th home run, tying a National League rookie record in the process.According to ESPN.com, "His second-inning homer offWashington NationalsstarterA.J. Colein the Dodgers'3-2 victorySaturday tied Wally Berger (Braves, 1930) and Frank Robinson (Reds, 1956)."His 38 blasts exceeded his own expectations, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com:Many rookies might hit the wall later in th 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have been a dominant offensive team for many seasons, but the ninth-ranked team in the nation may have a bit more to offer than most experts believe.The Cowboys were on top of their game against the host Pittsburgh Panthers, and Oklahoma State registered a spectacular 59-21 victory.A week after losing to Penn State 33-14, the Panthers were not in a position to compete with the explosive Oklahoma State offense. While Mason Rudolph (see Stars of the Week below) was the t 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Blues boss is keen to see his midfielder follow the lead of last season's Player of the Year as he aims to improve his 35m signing in training 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has been thrown into crisis after Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung's controversial inauguration of the NTF board, reports 'TANA AIYEJINA The taekwondo polls seemed destined for a controversial end even before it was conducted. There had been a silent line of discord, with members allegedly pledging allegiance to former president George Ashiru [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu Delta State have emerged winners of the 2017 National Youth Games, which ended in Ilorin on Saturday. Team Delta won 21 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals to retain the title they won in 2016. Akwa Ibom State with 16 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze were second, while Ondo State came [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The veteran midfielder continued his hot streak and set a new mark for Major League Soccer 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
England are bowled out for 155 to lose by 21 runs in their Twenty20 international against West Indies at Chester-le-Street. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Manchester City have surged to the top of the Premier League table after clinching an emphatic 6-0 win over Watford in Saturdays Premier League clash at Vicarage Road. Sergio Aguero continued his brilliant record against the Hornets by scoring a hat-trick, with further strikes from Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterlings penalty completing the rout. Pep Guardiolas charges were quick out of the starting blocks and mustered their first chance on target just nine minutes in as Fernandi 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
By Hanifat Mustapha: Former Super Falcons midfielder Ajuma Ameh has urged the Falconets of Nigeria to remain focused and determined as they get set to play Tanzania in Dar es Salam on 30 of September in the second leg of their FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup qualifier, Completesportsnigeria reports. The Nigerian girls defeated Tanzania 3-0 [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
For three quarters, Florida vs. Tennessee was mundane. For the next 14 minutes and 51 seconds, it was pure mayhem. And in the game's final nine seconds, it was nothing short of magical.On the final play of Saturday's contest, Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks bought time and heaved a 63-yard miracle throw down the field to Tyrie Cleveland, who slipped behind Tennessee's coverage and caught the game-winning touchdown. That sent the Gainesville, Florida, crowd into a frenzy and gav 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Falconets on Saturday in Benin defeated visiting Tanzania 3-0 in the first round first leg match of the Africa qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that two goals from striker Rasheedat Ajibade and a goal by defender Lilian Rule removed the steam from..."The post France 2018 Qualifiers: Falconets Defeat Tanzania 3-0 appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Edo State was on fire yesterday evening as thousands of sports enthusiasts watched Nigerias female U20 team, the Falconets defeat Tanzania 3-0 in the first round of Africa qualifier for the female World Cup slated for France in 2018. A determined Falconets secured the win courtesy of a brace by striker Ajibade Rasheed at and defender Lilian Tule. Despite the first half goal, the Nigerians still wasted a lot of scoring chances before Ajibade decided to take the gam 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor continued his personal streak of 10 straight games with an extra-base hit, becoming the first shortstop in the modern era to accomplish that feat.Per ESPN.com, Lindor's sixth-inning double off Kansas City Royals starter Jason Hammel made him the first Major League Baseball shortstop to have at least one extra-base hit in 10 straight games since 1900."I didn't even know that," Lindor said after Cleveland's 8-4 win on Saturday, 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Lewis Hamilton is aiming to become a vegan in an attempt to pursue the healthiest possible lifestyle and avoid damaging the planet. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Hazard, Sanchez Set to Start as Chelsea Host Arsenal in London Derby 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The experienced striker should view his omission from the international fold as motivation to improve, according to his manager at club level 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
West Brom's Gareth Barry has played in 632 Premier League matches, equalling Ryan Giggs' appearance record. 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The striker left the Liga giants to join the Blues, and he claims the move was a mark of him showing maturity 
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