SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [19 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Association of International Marathons and Distance Races has confirmed the Saturday May 12, 2018 date for the sixth edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) bronze-label Okpekpe international 10km road race which will hold in Okekpe, near Auchi in Edo state.The post 2018 Okpekpe Race: AIMS confirm May 12 date appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
3SCs Relegation Not Caused By Financial Woes 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
IAAF Measurer: Lagos can be Africa's Marathon hub 'course rated higher than Dubai IAAF and AIMS Grade A measurer, Norrie Williamson, has said Lagos, Africa's largest economy, has the potential to be Africa's marathon and road races hub because of her strong economy, people's passion for sports and population. Williamson, who measured the course of many of the world's biggest marathons, including the marathon course of the Olym- pic Games in Atlanta, Athens, Sydney a 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
There is reportedly a new No. 2 in the clubhouse in the battle to become the most popular sneaker in the United States.On Monday, Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reported the NPD Group announced Adidas passed Jordan brand for the second spot behind Nike. According to Rovell, Adidas captured 11.3 percent of the market share from January 2017 through August 2017a notable jump from its 6.6 percent in the same span last year."I've never seen a brand in the sneaker industry grow this fast," 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
AIMS Confirms May 12 Date for 2018 Okpekpe Race 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Association of International Marathons and Distance Races has confirmed the Saturday May 12,2018 date for the sixth edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations bronze-label Okpekpe international 10km road race which will hold in Okpekpe, near Auchi in Edo State. The Okpekpe race is the only road race in Nigeria that is listed on the 2018 calendar of AIMS, a member-based organisation of more than 400 of the world's leading distance races from over 100 countries and terr 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Five months after the Nigeria Football Federation celebrated two sponsorship deals with AITEO Group, an energy company, the oil and gas outfit is considering its options following alleged poor derivatives from the agreements. The NFF and Aiteo Group in April signed a N2.5 billion Federation Cup sponsorship deal that will see the competition run without hitches for the next five years. The deal conferred on AITEO Group the right as titleholder for the competition, which was promptly renamed AITEO 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Barely five months after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) celebrated two sponsorship deals with AITEO Group, an energy company, the oil and gas outfit is considering its options following alleged poor derivatives from the agreements.The post Aiteo Group threatens to review deal with NFF over poor derivatives appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Energy company Aiteo Group is allegedly considering its options following alleged poor mileage from its sponsorship deals with the Nigeria Football Federation. The NFF and Aiteo Group in April signed a N2.5bn Federation Cup sponsorship deal that will see the competition run without hitches for the next five years. The deal conferred on Aiteo Group [] 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
AJ McCarron and Andy Dalton may be in direct competition for the Cincinnati Bengals' starting quarterback job, but McCarron refused to throw his teammate under the bus following the team's 0-2 start. The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. shared McCarron's comments in support of Dalton:"I wish people would in this city would back him and go with it.Listen, I think I'm a great quarterback and I think he's an unbelievable quarterback. I love him to death. But 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Umar Muhammed, Lafia Lots of controversy has surrounded the N52m released by the Nasarawa State Government to the state ministry of youths and sports as grant to Premier League club Nasarawa United and Nasarawa Amazons recently. Some of the officials of the ministry were alleged to have diverted part of the money, with the development [] 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Rugby union has a "huge market" in the USA despite just 6,000 people watching Saturday's Premiership match in Philadelphia, says Alex Corbisiero. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez is a regular starter at the top team in Liga MX and reportedly now has El Tri after his services 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano confirmed quarterback Andrew Luck will be out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer reported Monday.Luck has missed Indianapolis' first two games of the 2017 season as he continues to recover from the shoulder surgery he underwentin January. The Colts have started 0-2 without Luck, and his replacements, Scott Tolzien and Jacoby Brissett, are 31-of-58 for 395 yards, no touchdowns and three inter 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins are nearing an agreement on a five-year extension worth $148 million, 1500 ESPN's Darren Wolfson reported Monday.According to Wolfson, team owner Glen Taylor expects the deal to be finalized before the team's first practice Saturday.Taylor made it clear in August he was prepared to make a big commitment to Wiggins but that he wanted to see the 22-year-old continue to improve to justify his massive pay raise,per the Associated Press (viaESPN 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Diego Costa has not played for 98 days as he looks for a way out of Stamford Bridge and more specifically a return to the Spanish capital. The Chelsea striker has been told he has not future at Chelsea under Antonio Conte Reports say the Rojiblancos have tabled a take-it-or-leave-it bid of up to []The post Atletico Madrid tables 57m pounds for Diego Costa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Gareth Bale believes he can still win over the Real Madrid faithful after silencing his critics with a sensational solo goal to seal a vital 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. Bale had been jeered by his own fans in Madrids 3-0 Champions League win over APOEL Nicosia in midweek for an underwhelming start..."The post Bale Silence Critics With Sizzling Goal Victory Win On Sunday appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Brazilian should have been open about his desire to leave Barca for PSG, according to the Catalan club's president 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalans' clash at home to the Basque side on Tuesday night... 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Blaugrana kept their perfect start in La Liga intact at the weekend against Getafe and now return to Camp Nou for a midweek clash 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out for up to four months with a hamstring injury. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The World Cup winner is nursing a fresh foot complaint, having only returned from a similar problem at the start of the 2017-18 campaign 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
After missing out on her opportunity to challenge Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam last month, Bayley will have a shot to regain the Raw Women's Championship on Sunday at No Mercy.WWE announced Bayley was added to what had been a Fatal 4-Way match, making it a Fatal 5-Way that features her, Bliss, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax and Emma. She returned from a shoulder injury Monday night on Raw:Having earned a title opportunity against Bliss at SummerSlam, Bayley suffered a shoulder injury in a match with Jax 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Following Alex Iwobi's excellent showing in the Arsenal's central midfield in their English Premier League game against Chelsea last weekend, Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Bitrus Bewarang, has said only Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, can determine if the youngster plays same role for Nigeria. Speaking in an interview with New Telegraph, Bewarang commended the performance of Iwobi in Arsenal's goalless draw with Chelsea, which he described as excellent. But th 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Despite his side's struggles to score goals this season, the West Ham boss is hesitant to pair the Mexican and England internationals in attack 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Italy international did not swap Juventus for AC Milan because of his manager, according to the player's wife 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Running back Chris Johnson may become a more featured part of the Arizona Cardinals' backfield moving forward following Sunday's 16-13 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website, head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Johnson could move up the depth chart but granted it is "something to sort out this week."Johnson is currently listed third on the team's depth chart on its officialwebsitebehindKerwynnWilliams an 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has revealed that Jamie Vardy is a doubt for the Foxes third round Carabao Cup home clash against Liverpoolon Tuesday. Vardy was on target for Leicester in their 1-1 away draw against newly promoted Huddersfieldon Fridaybut had to come off on 82 minutes after sustaining an injury. 'Jamie hasn't trained,' [] 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Dani Carvajal has signed a contract extension tying him to Real Madrid until June 30, 2022.The post Carvajal signs Real Madrid extension until 2022 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has ruled out moving to Paris Saint-Germain and said the only team he would ever join in Ligue 1 is former club Lille.PerThe Sun's Steve Goodman, the Belgian star is a long-time target for PSG. However, while he has not ruled out departing Chelsea some time in the future, the Paris giants are not on his list of potential destinations, perSFR Sport (via Goodman): "There are some big clubs [in Ligue 1], and it was an attractive league even when I played in it 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid have made a final offer for Chelsea star Diego Costa. That's according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.The post Chelsea want 57m for Costa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The former Mexico and Chivas coach has been let go after winning just once in nine matches to start the Liga MX Apertura 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Xolos struggled to adjust without Miguel Herrera but showed they now understand their new style by holding their former coach's team 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Browns announced Monday wide receiver Corey Coleman underwent successful surgery on his right hand.The announcement noted the surgery was for a fractured metacarpal the Baylor product suffered during Cleveland's 24-10 loss to the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.According toZacJacksonof The Athletic, rules dictate Coleman must miss at least eight games if he is placed on injured reserve following the setback.This comes afterPatMcManamonof ESPN.com noted Coleman under 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott reportedly suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos.Jon Machota of theDallas Morning Newsshared word of the injury Monday, but he noted head coach Jason Garrett said Prescott "was doing well" following the game and on Monday morning.Losing Prescott for significant time would be a serious blow to Dallas' postseason chances. Last season, he took over for an injured Tony Romo and reached the Pro Bowl as a r 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Barcelona's record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery today on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up to four months in Helsinki.The post Dembele goes under the knife in Finland appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving. The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a womans black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and [] 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedrioa left Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after fouling a ball off his face. Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reported he suffered a nasal contusion and is considered day-to-day.Evan Drellich of CSN New England described the freak injury:He was 0-for-1 on the day but was replaced by Brock Holt in the fourth inning, who doubled and later scored.Pedroia has been limited by knee problems throughout the season, missing virtually all of A 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
zoom into WAFU semis It was a rejuvenated Super Eagles team who took to the field on the final Match Day of the group stages as they defeated host Ghana 2-0 to qualify for the semifinal of the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations. Two second half goals by Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer for the recently concluded season, Anthony Okpotu, and league champions, Plateau United attacker, Peter Eneji, were the hero, scoring in the space of three minutes to secure the victory. Okpotu gave the Ea 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
By George Aluo Super Eagles last night rose to the occasion in the high profile game against Ghana in the on going WAFU Cup beating their hosts, the Black Stars by 2-0 to qualify for the semi final of the tournament. Two second half strikes by Anthony Okpotu (52nd minute) and Peter Eneji (56th minute)... 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
England striker Jodie Taylor says the squad are closer together following allegations against manager Mark Sampson. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid was forced to leave Sunday's game with a knee injury, and now it appears he will be out for at least another week.According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Reid injured the PCL in his left knee, although he noted no surgery would be required.The 49ers are set to face the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, which would have required a quick recovery for Reid to return to the field for Week 3.Reid had made several atte 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo scored his third goal of the season for Feirense who suffered their second league defeat of the season in a 2-1 loss away to Portimonense, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The game was Oghenekaros sixth appearance in the Portuguese Primera Liga for Feirense this season. Etebo pulled one back [] 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving. The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a womans black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and..."The post Everton Striker Ban From Drinking And Driving appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
This is the tale of Kevin Durant and the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad tweet.Here's what we know for sure:On Sunday night, Twitter user @ColeCashwell tweeted KD. The message was innocuous enough, asking the superstar what his motives were to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder "other than getting a championship."Then, someone responded from KD's account. Someone defended his decision to leave. Someone blamed the Thunder organization, head coach Billy Donovan and the overa 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Cape Town City FC are confident that newly acquired Nigerian strikerObinna Nsofor will make his first appearance for the club this week. The Citizens are scheduled to take on Orlando Pirates at the OrlandoStadiumon Tuesdaynight, followed by a home match with Polokwane Cityon Fridayevening. Cape Town City official John Comitis has said that the chances [] 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki believes the Falconets have what it takes to defeat their Tanzanian counterparts in the second of the 2018 Women's U-20 World Cup qualifier.The post Falconets will overcome Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam ' Gov Obaseki appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The chairperson of the Nigeria Womens Football League, Aisha Falode, has expressed her astonishment on the unalloyed support the Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has showed on the fast development of womens football in Nigeria. Falode, who is also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, said she could not stop wondering about the massive support and backing the Edo State Governor was giving to the game, after his acceptance to host the NWPL Super 4 and had also hosted the U-20 FIFA Womens W 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Football enthusiasts were entertained last Sunday at viewing centres in Lagos and Ibadan, while watching the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea. The MTN-Arsenal partnership afforded excited fans an opportunity to interact with MTN Ambassadors, Falzthebahdguy and Saka. They were at O'jez restaurant, Lagos and the Water shed centre, Ibadan respectively, and raffle draws were held and a number of gifts given to lucky winners. General Manager, Brand & Communications, M 
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