SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [18 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Mitchell Robinson's college basketball career is over before it began.Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde reported in August the 5-star center planned to skip college in preparation for the 2018 NBA draft, and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers commitment confirmed as much to Scout's Evan Daniels."I've decided to leave Western Kentucky and just focus on next year's NBA draft," Robinson said. "I want to thank Western Kentucky, the coaching staff, the fans and my teammate 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Which club has three players in Garth Crooks' team of the week' And which Arsenal man is built like a 'brick toilet 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
With his second touchdown pass in Sunday's 34-23 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied John Elway for the 10th-most passing touchdowns (300) in NFL history.The Packers celebrated the achievement on Twitter:Rodgers hit the milestone in his 144th appearance. 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 thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the gam 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Nigeria's Adetayo Adetunji was crowned champion of the girls' singles at the ITF U-18 Junior Circuit which ended in Benin Republic on Saturday following a 6-4, 6-1 win over Linda Elounde of Cameroun. The 17-year-old Adetunji, who is based in South Africa, was a handful for Elounde somehow justifying her reaching the quarter-finals at this [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria Ibrahim Gusau has revealed that no fewer than 25 new talents were discovered at the National Youth Games by the federation. He blamed a lack of succession plan for the poor performances of Nigeria at recent major competitions. Gusau spoke during the closing ceremony of [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
SCORENigeria understands that agent Olivier Noah has allegedly submitted two different copies of the international passport of Stephen Odey to FC Zurich in a desperate bid to scuttle the transfer. He has also demanded a percentage from the striker's transfer to the Swiss club. The passports carry different ages of the MFM FC star. Noah was the one who facilitated the botched move to Danish club Midtjylland during which the two passports also surfaced and Odey was branded an age cheat. &#039 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Al Ahli Tripoli and Etoile du Sahel drew 0-0 in the 2017 CAF Champions League quarter-final first-leg match at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Egypt on Sunday. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Argentine was given his marching orders after just four Liga matches, as Sunday's defeat at the hands of Villarreal sealed his fate 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Juve No. 10 has smashed an incredible eight goals in his side's four games, leaving Allegri over the moon with his charge 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught his 112th touchdown pass on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, surpassing Tony Gonzalez to become the all-time leader in touchdown receptions among tight ends.Only Jerry Rice (197), Randy Moss (156), Terrell Owens (153), Cris Carter (130) and Marvin Harrison (128) have more receiving touchdowns overall than Gates.It was also the 85th touchdown connection between Philip Rivers and Gates, the third-most in NFL history. Only Peyton Manning to Harr 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
There isn't an easier trap to fall into early in the season than to make snap judgments based on a limited sample size. The New England Patriots are a great example of this. After they were trashed by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, it would have been easy to proclaim them overrated. A paper tiger.It also would have been nuts, because that paper tiger took a bite out of the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.But there are also certain trends that have emerged over the first two weeks of this NF 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Arsenal produced a resolute away performance to earn a 0-0 draw at Chelsea, who had David Luiz sent off late on in Sunday's Premier League clash. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Houston Astros clinched the first American League West title in franchise history Sunday, per MLB, defeating the Seattle Mariners 7-1.Justin Verlander was brilliant for the Astros, giving up just one run on three hits while striking out 10 in seven innings. Carlos Correa, Marwin Gonzalez and Derek Fisher added a pair of RBI each to lead the offense.Barring a meltdown, the Astros should also earn home-field advantage in the divisional round of the postseason. They are battling the Cleveland I 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Gareth Bale scores a superb goal as Real Madrid end Real Sociedad's 100% winning start to the season in La Liga. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Gareth Bale responded in style to his critics with a fine finish as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. Borja Mayoral rewarded a bright start by Real with his first Madrid goal before Sociedads Kevin Rodrigues scored at both ends to give the visitors a [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Gareth Bale responded in style to his critics with a fine finish as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.The post Bale strikes in vital Madrid win at Sociedad appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Welsh winger said being whistled at by fans "happens in football" as he preferred to focus on his performances 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Balogun Debunks Injury Reports, Says Hes Fit as Fiddle 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Barcelonas most expensive signing in the history of the Spanish club, Ousmane Dembele will be out for three to four months after he tore a tendon in his right thigh that will require surgery. Barcelona said on Sunday that Dembele will be sidelined for three to four months after he injured his leg during the []The post Barcelonas Record Signing, Ousmane Dembele Out For Four Months appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Marc Leishman staved off a furious push by Justin Rose on the final day at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Sunday by shooting a 4-under 67 to finish 23-under for the tournament and five strokes ahead of Rose. Rose was fantastic on Sunday. He shot a 6-under 65 and threatened to overtake Leishman. But like Saturday, Leishman overcame a few poor holes to put together another solid round.Rickie Fowler (-18), Jason Day (-16), Matt Kuchar (-15), Jon Rahm (-15), Tony Finau (-13), Jord 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
It remains to be seen if Adalaide Byrd will judge another elite boxing match after her unpopular take on Saturday's Golovkin-Canelo bout. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Lagos Kalusha Bwalya, the Zambian football legend, has urged his countrymen to match the Super Eagles toe-to-toe when both sides meet in Uyo onOctober 7in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The Zambians are trailing Nigeria with three points ahead of their potential battle against their more fancied opponents but the former African []The post Bwalya Psyches Up Chipolopolo Against S'Eagles appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
CAF Champions League quarter-final, first leg results this weekend:The post CAF Champions League quarter-finals results appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn didn't rule out considering a replacement for starting kicker Younghoe Koo after the rookie missed two field goals in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins."He didn't kick well today," Lynn said, per ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams. "He missed two field goals. Last week it wasn't his issue. I thought he kicked fine last week, even though he got a kick blocked. But he didn't kick well today, so we'll se 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Arsenal players showed the right mentality and spirit in the 0-0 draw with champions Chelsea on Sunday in light of their 4-0 thrashing by Liverpool, said manager Arsene Wenger, AFP reports. The Frenchman ' whose side came away with a point from Stamford Bridge for the first time in six visits ' added that the [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Despite the flurry of chances created in Sundays London derby involving Chelsea and Arsenal, the much-talked London derby ended in a stalemate. Meanwhile, the Blues ended the game with a man less after David Luis was given a red card Aaron Ramsey dribbled into the Chelsea penalty area, sneaking between Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz, []The post Chelsea, Arsenal Derby Ends Goalless appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Seattle Seahawks may have themselves a new No. 1 running back, and fantasy football owners are sure to take notice.Seattle outlasted the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday during a 12-9 victory at CenturyLink Field, and running back Chris Carson proved critical in the effort. He finished with 20 carries for 93 yards and one catch for seven yards, and he served as the primary back as the Seahawks ran out the clock at the end of the contest.He was much more effective than Thomas Rawls, who played a 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Washington Redskins may be forced to dig deeper into their running back committee, as Rob Kelley suffered a rib injury during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.Sam Farmer of theLos Angeles Timesreported the news and noted Kelley would not return.Kelley emerged as the starter last season, and after neglecting to address the position in free agency or early in the draft, he entered the 2017 campaign in the same role.So far this season, the former undrafted free agent out of Tulan 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
College of Wooster offensive lineman Clayton Gelb died Sunday at the age of 21.The Associated Press reported the news and noted Gelb was hospitalized following Saturday's game. He died in the hospital, and spokesman Hugh Howard didn't have details regarding the cause of death, per the AP.According to the AP, Gelb was hospitalized after the contest "when he complained he didn't feel well."Gelb started Saturday's game against Ohio Wesleyan University at right guard.&q 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The striker received criticism for a perceived lack of physicality against Arsenal, but his manager still has faith 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman reportedly may have a broken hand after a collision with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported word of the Browns' fears on Coleman, noting he had X-rays after the game but wouldn't comment on the injury."He's hurt," a teammate told Cabot.The Browns used the 15th overall pick on Coleman in last year's draft. He struggled to make a significant impact as a rookie, however, tallying 33 ca 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina D'Tigers have been commended for their efforts despite losing to Tunisia in the final of the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship co-hosted by the North African country and Senegal in Tunis on Saturday. D'Tigers, who won the AfroBasket in 2015, were beaten 77-65 by Tunisia. Kano Pillars coach, Sani Ahmed and his First Bank [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Arsenal's DannyWelbeck faces significant time on the sidelines after limping off in the 73rd minute of their goalless draw against Chelsea with a suspected groin tear. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
De Gea's been utterly world class this season. Important saves at crucial times in every match, going unnoticed. United are so lucky to have him 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Delta Govt Congratulates Victorious State Teams 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Ike Diogu received the MVP Award offered by Tissot following his dominant performance at the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 in Rades, on the outskirts of the Tunisian capital of Tunis.The post Diogu wins AfroBasket MVP award appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Lawrence Timmons hadn't missed a start since the 2010 season, a streak that reached 101 straight games before the Miami Dolphins' 19-17 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center.According to ESPN.com's James Walker, the Dolphins held Timmons out of the game after he left the team for an undisclosed reason Saturday.Dolphins head coach Adam Gase declined to speak in depth about the situation after the game."I need to figure some things out before I talk abo 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The decision to allow Sokratis' goal left the visitors fuming on Sunday, but the BVB chief laughed off their complaints after the game 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Gennady Golovkin says his controversial draw with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in the middleweight title fight on Saturday is 'bad for the sport'. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Julian Draxler is desperate to quit PSG after losing his place in the team to Neymar.12345678910 Latest NewsYusuf to ring changes as Eagles face Black Stars todaySilver winning DTigers return todayNigerias Adetunji wins ITF U-18 Circuit titleNigerias sports will rise again DalungMan Utd smash Everton 4-0 to go joint topFuture National Youth Games for Under-15Golovkin, Alvarez fight ends in controversial drawBarcelonas Dembele faces four months outLuiz sent off as Arsenal hold Chelsea at Stamfor 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.The post Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf has opted to make changes in Nigeria's must-win clash against the Black Stars of Ghana in their last group game in the WAFU Cup of Nations in Cape Coast on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Hosts Ghana are comfortable and already have booked their ticket to the [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The PSG boss wants to leave it up to his star duo to decide on the spot-kick duties, but he will intervene if necessary 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The Swede has claimed the final major of the women's golf season after winning a sudden-death playoff at the Evian Championship in France. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Falcao tops French league with 9 goals The post Falcao tops French league with 9 goals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Football enthusiasts were entertained on Sunday at viewing centres in Lagos and Ibadan, while watching the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea. The MTN-Arsenal partnership afforded excited fans the opportunity to interact with MTN Ambassadors Falzthebahdguy and Saka. They were at O'jez Restaurant in Lagos and the Water Shed Centre in Ibadan respectively. Raffle [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Falz, SakaThrill Fans at MTN/Arsenal Viewing Centres 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid moved into their new 68,000 Wanda Metropoliano stadium to much fan fare, but maintained the steel of old to edge past Malaga 1-0. Barca maintained their 100 percent record at Getafe, but at some cost as record signing Ousmane Dembele looks set to miss the rest of the year. Whilst, Real Madrid shrugged [] 

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid moved into their new 68,000 Wanda Metropoliano stadium to much fan fare, but maintained the steel of old to edge past Malaga 1-0.The post Five things we learned from La Liga appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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