SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [20 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina The 4th National Para-Badminton Championships has received a boost from Nkechi, wife of Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who has agreed to sponsor the competition. Over 200 players are expected to participate in the competition scheduled to take place in Umuahia, Abia State, from November 6 to 10. The Para-Badminton Federation of Nigeria [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Newly appointed coach of the National U-18 boys and girls 3x3 teams, Christopher Okoh has admitted that his wards are under pressure to replicate sterling performance of the DTigers and DTigress as they prepare for the upcoming 2017 FIBA Africa 3x3 Championship in Mali. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Jaedon LeDeeverbally committed to play college basketball at Ohio State on Tuesday.Per Scout.com's Evan Daniels, LeDee said the following regarding his decision to join the Buckeyes:"I'm headed to Ohio State and I picked them because they have everything I wanted in a school.When I took my visit everyone was down to earth. My mom really enjoyed it. At first she wasn't fond of me going away, but after the visit she said that would be one of the places she would be comfortable 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Highly-rated Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has reportedly admitted he is flattered by interest from Liverpool, Dortmund and AC Milan. The 23-year-old has been superb for Los Leones since graduating from Bilbao Athletic in 2014, and his dynamic performances lead the clubto include a 44m release clause in his new contract. Liverpool Transfer News: Inaki Williams on Interest, Dayot Upamecano Rumours https://t.co/hl473yg6fp via @ScoopLiverpool pic.twitter.com/oLKALI9BSw ' Scoop... 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Nigerias Adetayo Adetunji has been crowned champion of the girls singles at ITF U-18 Junior Circuit which ended in Benin Republic following a 6-4, 6-1 win over Linda Elounde of Cameroun. The 17-year-old Adetunji, who is based in South Africa, was too handful for Elounde somehow justifying her reaching the quarter-finals at this years Commonwealth []The post Adetunji wins ITF U-18 Circuit title appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Court of Arbitration for Sports CAS has thrown out an Appeals suit filed by North West Zone aspirant to the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Charles Musa Yayock against the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalung, declaring Mr Ibrahim Gusau President-elect of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. Yayock had... 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen has announced she will stand for re-election despite admitting that her decision will "infuriate a lot of people." 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Aiteo has reaffirmed its commitment to its sponsorship deal with the Nigeria Football Federation. Reports in the local media on Tuesday claimed that the company was not happy with the way the NFF was treating their relationship, citing the poor visibility of the prime competition, Aiteo Cup, formerly known as Federation Cup. But the oil [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Two goals from Alex Morgan fueled a second easy win for the United States women's national team over New Zealand in a span of five days.After the Americans earned a 3-1 win in Colorado Friday, they followed it up with a 5-0 victory Tuesday over the same squad in Cincinnati, Ohio.Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh and Lynn Williams also scored, but Morgan had the biggest night despite playing only the second half.MiaHammliked what she saw from the performance:New Zealand scored a goal in the last m 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The former Gunners striker remains a big fan of the forward, but feels Arsene Wenger's side may be better equipped to handle tough tests without him 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is out for at least three weeks with a groin injury and manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday that the striker is unlikely to return before next month's international break. Welbeck was hurt in Arsenal's 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday and will miss Wednesday's League Cup match against third tier side... 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
By David Meshioye: Hibernian FC defender, Ambrose Efe, believes that no amount of mind games by the Chipolopolo of Zambia will be enough to derail Nigerias 2018 World Cup dream, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. In an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, the former Celtic of Scotland right-back says Nigeria have come a long way and cannot afford to [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Bayern Munich boss was pleased with what he saw from the Colombian in his first Bundesliga start, but admitted he's still not 100 per cent fit 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Andy Murray practised against both boys and girls in his early years, and went on to play with some of the world's top female tennis players in mixed doubles. He hit the headlines recently for his comments on gender in sport, including once when he corrected a journalist's casual sexism. Here, he writes about his [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal following a summer in which they held on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
An unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow helped England stroll to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening match of their one-day series at Old Trafford on Tuesday. With England set a modest target of 205 in a match reduced to 42 overs per side because of a weather-delayed start, the outcome was never in doubt, and the main question was if Bairstow had time to reach three figures for the first time in ODIs having made three test centuries. The 27-year-old Bairstow got there in the 3 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Barcelona hope record signing Ousmane Dembele could be back in action in three and a half months after successful surgery on a torn hamstring in Helsinkion Tuesday. Dembele was successfully operatedon Tuesdayto repair a ruptured biceps femoris in his left leg, Barca said in a statement. He is expected to be out for three and []The post Barca Lower Dembele Recovery Time appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Barcelona blew Eibar away at Camp Nou on Tuesday, as the brilliant Lionel Messi again took centre-stage with four goals. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Lionel Messi hit top gear against Eibar on Tuesday as the Barcelona star hit four of his side's goals in a 6-1 victory, ensuring another busy night for the stats men. Barca boss Ernesto Valverde made six changes from the weekend's victory over Getafe, with Luis Suarez dropping to the bench in the most notable move. There were starts for Lucas Digne, Nelson Semedo, Javier Mascherano, Paulinho, Denis Suarez and Gerard Deulofeu. '' #BaraEibar ' XI '' Fora Bara! pi 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Argentine attacker netted a brilliant poker at Camp Nou, while the Brazilian midfielder also scored and was effective again for the Blaugrana 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Squirrels of Benin on Tuesday came from a goal down to beat Niger Republic 2-1 at the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations tournament in Ghana. The victory moved them to the top of the Group B table as they set a semifinal date against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Thursday. New Telegraph recalled that the Eagles defeated the Squirrels 2-1 on aggregates during the qualifiers for the CHAN championships thereby denying them the opportunity of participating at the competition. Speaking exclusively to 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Cape Town City lost their second match of their Absa Premiership campaign after a 1-0 loss to Orlando Pirates on Tuesday night at FNB Stadium. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Global shipping mogul Klaus-Michael Kuhne has withdrawn funding from the Bundesliga side after two years due to frustration over costs 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Bologna became the first Serie A side to take a point off Inter Milan this campaign following Mauro Icardi's controversial penalty cancelling out Simone Verdi's wonder strike. Bologna put in a sensational first-half performances and could easily have gone into the break with a lead greater than 1-0.Simone Verdi could of had a hat-trick in the opening half an hour, the former AC Milan man was kept off the scoresheet from close range by Inter Milan keeperSamir Handanovi' just before 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the Welshman to greater heights, AFP reports. Bale bounced back from jeers as Real opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia last week by scoring just [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Having tutored them for years, Coach Joe Mensah is not mincing words ahead of the 12th Boxing Night as the tactician has declared that Olaide 'Fijaborn' Fijabi and Oto 'Joeboy' Joseph are hungry for victories against their opponents. Mensah, who has been tutoring the boxers since they turned pro in 2015 is confident of his lads' abilities by saying that they are forward-looking who are focused against any opponent. 'Fijabi and Oto are eagerly looking forward to the 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Burnley captain James Tarkowski was the fall guy for the Premier League side as they went out of the EFL Cup on penalties to Leeds United. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Representatives for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are reportedly set to begin discussions this week about a potential rematch for the unified middleweight world boxing championship after they fought to a split draw at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.On Tuesday, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reported Alvarez owns a rematch clause that must be exercised within three weeks, but Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez confirmed further talks with the Golovkin camp be 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was in action while Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa were benched for Leicester City who defeated Liverpool 2-0 to qualify for the fourth round of the 2017/2018 Carabao Cup at the King Power Stadiumon Tuesdaynight. Two second half goals from substitutes Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani in the 65th and [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Charlotte Flair won a Fatal 4-Way match on SmackDown Live Tuesday night to earn a shot against Natalya for the SmackDown Live Women's Championship at Hell in a Cell on Oct. 8.After Tamina knocked Naomi off the apron with a superkick, Charlotte delivered a big boot to Tamina to earn the victory. WWE showed that Natalya was following the action closely from backstage:Despite being a former NXT women's champion, Divas champion and four-time Raw women's champion, Charlotte has yet to 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Chelsea targetRafinha has told Bayern Munich he wants more time on the pitch, as the Brazilian considers his long-term future in the Bundesliga.In an interview withBild(h/tMetro), the defender said he has remained committed to the German champions after receiving opportunities to play in the Premier League and La Liga.Rafinha said:"I already had offers from England and Spain before this season. The responsible persons know this."But they can always rely on me. Bayern is in my heart, I 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
SuperSport United squandered an opportunity to move into second spot on the Absa Premiership standings as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Chippa United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Tuesday evening. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
A former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, has hailed the home-based Super Eagles for their brilliant performance against Black Stars in ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday they have placed wide receiver Corey Coleman on injured reserve due to a hand injury he suffered during the team's Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.The Browns also noted they signedwideout Jordan Leslie to the practice squad. Coleman was injured after falling awkwardly following an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.The teamannouncedMonday the second-year player had surgery on a fractured metacarpal in his right hand. Dur 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Longtime Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan raised eyebrows on Monday when he discussed the possibility of a superfight between his star pupil and archrival Cris "Cyborg" Justino.Well, his words reached the ears of the newly crowned UFC featherweight champion and she isn't interested...at least not in the way most fans would expect.Speaking with MMA Fighting, Cyborg shot down the idea of facing Rousey in the Octagonbut opened the door for a different kind of showdown."If Ro 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard confirmed Tuesday his latest signature sneaker from Adidas, the Dame 4, will drop Oct. 6the same day his second studio album is released.Lillardalsoannounceda single titled "Run It Up" featuring Lil Wayne will be available Friday.As far asLillard's latest shoes are concerned,Kicks On Firereported July 29 thatLillard's latest offering is scheduled to be released in two primary colorways Oct. 6: "The Rip City comes in a Bla 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The New Orleans Pelicans and free-agent forward Dante Cunningham reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract Tuesday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. He will likely serve as their backup power forwardCunningham, 30, spent the last three seasons with the Pelicans. He averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 66 games in 2016-17, knocked down 48.5 percent of his shots overall and hit 39.2 percent of his threes.The Pelicans encouraged Cunningham to step back beyond the arc 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
DeMaurice Smith will remain executive director of the NFL Players Association after he was unanimously re-elected Tuesday.According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the selection committee voted 14-0 to keep Smith in charge.The 53-year-old has been in this role since 2009. He provided a statement on his personal Twitter account following the news:NFLPAPresident Eric Winston gave his thoughts on the decision:Smith's three-year term was initially set to expire in March, with several challengers expect 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday that center Brian Boyle has been diagnosed withchronic myeloid leukemia. Despite the diagnosis, the 32-year-old kept his focus on the team and the first game of the season."My mindset is on Oct. 7. I dont like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel," Boyle said, per the team's Twitter account. "We have a good plan of attack and I look forward to getting on the ice and playing."Boyle had missed practices this week 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles have shot to the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup after they outclassed hosts Ghana 2-0 in final Group A match tonight in Cape Coast. Nigeria thus finished on five points, a point less than already-qualified Ghana. They will now battle the winners of Group B for a place in the championship game []The post Eagles Outclass Hosts Ghana To Reach WAFU Cup Semis appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Eagles Regain Their Confidence, Set Sight on Trophy 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning brushed aside criticism directed toward him by head coach Ben McAdoo following Monday night's 24-10 defeat to the Detroit Lions."Hey, you lose games, you only score 10 points you deserve some criticism," Manning said Tuesday, per the New York Post's Paul Schwartz. "Coach McAdoo knows I can handle it.You got to be able to handle the fire on game day and afterward. That's part of the deal."Down 17-7, the Giants had a 4th-an 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike scored a second-half brace for Olympiacos who defeated Asteras Tripolis 2-1 on Tuesday in a Greek Cup clash, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The former Nigerian international(Emenike) gave his side the lead in the 71st minute from the penalty spot before completing his brace seven minutes later. Stavros Tsoukalas [] 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
In an apparent response to Kevin Durant, Enes Kanter threw his support behind the Oklahoma City Thunder organization Tuesday on Twitter:Durant, who left the Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors last summer, had harsh words about the franchise that he seemed to accidentally send from his main Twitter account. He said he "didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan" during the Twitter exchange. He also said the "roster wasn't that good."Durant 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
England begin their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Russia at Prenton Park. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Jonny Bairstow hits his maiden century as England outclass West Indies to win the first one-day international at Old Trafford by seven wickets. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Tuesday he is "absolutely" sticking with Ereck Flowers as his starting left tackle despite a shaky showing in the team's 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night at MetLife Stadium, according to SNY'sRalph Vacchiano. "Ereck is a young player," McAdoo added, per NJ.com's Dan Duggan. "He did some good things in the ballgame yesterday. He gets singled out, and that's the way it goes in this 
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