SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [3RD SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Sun, 03 Sep 2017
There wasn't much flash or sizzle, but the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide opened their 2017 season with a workmanlike 24-7win over the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday night.However, the Seminoles have more to worry about than a 0-1 start after quarterback Deondre Francois suffered an apparent left knee injury in the fourth quarter.According to Tomahawk Nation's Andrew Miller, Francois was helped off the field and couldn't put any pr 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Indianapolis Coltsannounced they have removed quarterback Andrew Luck from the physically unable to perform list Saturday as expected.Had Luck remained on the PUP beyond Saturday's 4 p.m. ET cutdown deadline for 53-man rosters, he would have been ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the 2017 season. However, Luck's status for the Colts' Week 1 tilt against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 10 at L.A. Memorial Coliseum remains up in the air.According to theIndianapolis 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
As Senator Misau, IG Idris Tango 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Barcelona were on the brink of completing an audacious deal with Monaco for the services of Kylian Mbappe, but Paris Saint-Germain intervened to capture the prodigy.According to journalist Duncan Castles (h/t Joe Short of the Daily Express), PSG acted as Barca were set to fly the France international to Catalonia and give him a medical on Thursday.Speaking on The Transfer Window podcast, Castles explained the Blaugrana thought they'd get their target:"Barcelona made a lot of progress. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The FCS Liberty Flames pulled off a shocking road upset over the Baylor Bears on Saturday, scoring a 48-45 victory at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.Both teams amassed over 500 yards of total offense, and Baylor's defense had no answer for Liberty sophomore quarterback Stephen Calvert.Calvert completed 44 of 60 passing attempts for 447 yards and three touchdowns, and he added a rushing touchdown in one of the biggest wins in the history of the program.The Flames are soon set to join Baylor a 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Wales teenager Ben Woodburn tells the media his winner against Austria was a "dream come true". 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Quarterback Brock Osweiler has reportedly found his new teamand it just happens to be his old one.Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said the Broncos will sign Osweiler pending a physical on Monday, per Mike Klis of 9News.Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabotinitially reported the team's plans to sign Osweiler.This comes after Zac Jackson of The Athletic reported Friday that the Cleveland Browns released Osweiler following the preseason. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network noted the Browns at 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Cincinnati Reds will reportedly retain manager Bryan Price for at least one more season.Citing sources, theCincinnati Enquirer'sC. Trent Rosecransreported Saturday the Reds informed Price in July they would keep him in the fold after signing him to a one-year deal with a team option for 2018.The Reds hired Price in October 2013.The high point of the 55-year-old's tenure with the Reds to this point came in his debut season, when the Reds went 76-86 and finished fourth in the Nationa 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
I am struggling to write this on Thursday night. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Jonathan Osorio scored to help Canada to a friendly win over Jamaica. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard may be convinced to snub Real Madrid after the Blues signed his younger brother, Kylian. Elsewhere, Torino's president has reaffirmed the cost it would take to sign Chelsea target Andrea Belotti.The west London club once had a third Hazard brother, Thorgan, on their books, and theTelegraph's Matt Law suggested the acquisition of Kylian fromHungarian club Ujpest may improve the winger's happiness in London as the club looks to tie him down to a new contra 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Chelsea striker Diego Costa reportedly remains unwilling to "make peace" with the Blues after failing to secure a return to Atletico Madrid, while it is also said that Tottenham Hotspur will rival the champions for Ross Barkley in January.According to Matt Law at the Daily Telegraph, "Chelsea still want Costa, who has been on strike in Brazil, to return to the club and train to try to make himself available for selection."However, "sources close to the player" say & 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
While the big game of the first full weekend of the college football season will be played Saturday night between No. 1 Alabama and third-ranked Florida State at the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the defending national champion Clemson Tigers opened their season in blowout fashion with a 56-3 destruction of overmatched Kent State.With Deshaun Watson off to the NFL's Houston Texans, Kelly Bryant has taken over the quarterback responsibilities. He was sharp in his first game, as 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Philadelphia Eagles veteran Darren Sproles is only 672 all-purpose yards away from reaching No. 5 on the all-time all-purpose yards leaderboard, per Tanya Ray Fox of USA Today's Touchdown Wire. Should Sproleswho currently has 19,011 all-purpose yardsreach the output in 2017, he would surpass Steve Smith (19,180), Marshall Faulk (19,190) and Tim Brown (19,682) along the way.A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Sproles has been one of the best passing-down backs in the NFL for the better portion 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Defending champion Rory McIlroy misses the cut by one stroke at the Dell Championship as Spaniard Jon Rahm leads by two shots. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Jon Rahm bounced back from some early struggles Saturday to post a five-under 66 in the second round of the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, giving him a two-stroke lead at nine under overall at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Streelman and Adam Hadwin all hold a share of second place at seven under. The star-studded leaderboard also features Phil Mickelson (-6), Justin Rose (-5) and Jordan Spieth (-5) in the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.Dustin J 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: National team coach to the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, Austin Eguavoen says the current Super Eagles squad has the quality to beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun in the return leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Yaound after their 4-0 impressive performance over the Camerounians on []The post Eguavoen: Eagles Truly Superb, Can Beat Lions 4-0 In Yaounde appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria internationals, Etim Esin and Mutiu Adepoju, have warned the Super Eagles over getting complacent in their remaining Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers ' especially the reverse fixture against Cameroon in Yaounde on Monday. Nigeria beat Cameroon 4-0 to extend their lead in Group B to nine points ahead of Monday's reverse [] 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has said the team's aim is to beat Cameroon in Yaounde on Monday to seal qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup. IfeanyiUbah keeper Ezenwa kept a clean sheet in his first start for the team as Nigeria beat African champions Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo on Friday. The 28-year-old Beijing [] 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
FC Ifeanyi Ubah have confirmed Fridays road mishap involving their team bus conveying its players and officials along Benin/Ore expressway while on their way to Ijebu Ode to honour the NPFL week 36 fixture with Sunshine Stars. A club statement reads: Sequel to the reports making the rounds this morning, We wish to confirm that []The post FC IfeanyiUbah Confirm Auto Crash Involving Their Bus appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Sir Alex Ferguson believes the unprecedented sums of money clubs are spending in the transfer window increases the pressure on Premier League managers. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Nigeria have received clearance from FIFA for Hull City defender, Ola Aina, to represent the country. The clearance makes Aina eligible for Monday's Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier reverse fixture against Cameroon in Yaounde. Nigeria thrashed Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo on Friday in the first of the double-header. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said Aina, [] 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
FIFA has given Nigeria clearance for Chelsea defender Ola Aina to make his international debut in the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon on Monday. Coach Gernot Rohr said Aina, who can play at right-back or left-back, could now line up in Yaounde as the Super Eagles look for a second victory in four days over []The post FIFA Gives Chelseas Ola Aina Clearance For Nigeria-Cameroon appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Florida State sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois suffered an apparent left leg injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.According to ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg, Francois couldn't put any weight on his while being helped off the field.Francois' leg was put in an air cast, per Dan Wolken of USA Today.Francois entered the 2017 campaign with a ton of expectations on him following a successful freshman 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason limped to the locker room in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Appalachian State with a left knee injury, according to the Athens Banner-Herald's Marc Weiszer.The school said Eason was "out for now" after taking a late hit out of bounds, according to DawgNation's Seth Emerson."Got a little bit of a knee sprain," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said to Chuck Dowdle on UGA radio, per Emerson. "We think he could b 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Senegal were held to a 0-0 draw by Burkina Faso in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Stade Lopold Sdar Senghor in Dakar on Saturday evening, as things in Group D remain wide open. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria (GFN) says it has drawn an effective programme that will see to the resurgence of the sport in the country.The post Gymnastics Federation opens camp ahead of world championship appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Lewis Hamilton dedicates his all-time record pole position to Michael Schumacher, the man whose mark he eclipsed. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Real Madrid star was hailed by Spain's coach after he starred in a win over Italy 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Benedikt Howedes doesnt want to be compared to the departed Leonardo Bonucci as he looks to carve out a role at Juventus. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Julen Lopetegui's side thumped Italy in Madrid, with Isco's double proving decisive as a proud veteran returned to the international fold 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The striker suffered a bizarre injury before Italy's defeat to La Roja, which may explain his underwhelming display in the World Cup qualifier 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The 17-year-old Liverpool player netted a sublime effort to give his side a crucial three points, earning praise from Chris Coleman for his composure 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Odion Ighalo who opened the flood gates of goals for the Super Eagles in their 4-0 thrashing of Cameroon on Friday said he will be fit for the return leg of the World Cup qualifier in Yaounde on Monday.The post Ighalo: I'll be fit for Yaounde clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Julen Lopetegui's La Roja put on a masterclass at the Santiago Bernabeu against Italy to show that the 2010 world champions are truly back in business 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Julen Lopetegui's La Roja put on a masterclass at the Santiago Bernabeu against Italy to show that the 2010 world champions are truly back in business 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Dan Ngerem has called on all genuine athletics enthusiasts to join ranks and salvage the sport, otherwise there will be more catastrophic results in the future.The post It's a shame how Nigerian athletics has fallen'Ngerem appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Azzurri lost more than control of their World Cup qualifying group, with a superb undefeated streak also coming to an end 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Azzurri lost more than control of their World Cup qualifying group, with a superb undefeated streak also coming to an end 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Houston Rockets guard James Harden announced Saturday he plans to donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief."This is home for me," Harden told reporters, according to KPRC-TV's Adam Wexler. "I wanted to say thank you to J.J. Watt, what he's doing for the city. Thank you to the mayor, for helping me. I just want to donate and give back to the community as much as I can, so I'm going to donate $1 million to the city and to areas that need it and to people that need 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
John Wall is always one to exude confidence, and that was evident this week when he told BallIsLife (h/t CSN Wizards) he believes he's the NBA's premier floor general."I'm the best two-way point guard in the league," Wall said.It's hardly a new sentiment from Wall.In February, the Wizards' $170 million man went on ESPN'sFirst Takeand proclaimed he was the league's top point guard."I've been saying for the last couple of years I probably have 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Juventus left-back Alex Sandro is reportedly on the verge of signing a new five-year contract with the club worth 5 million (4.6 million) per year. Meanwhile, Genoa have reportedly revealed how much they want for wonderkid Pietro Pellegri.Not long after enduring a summer of speculation linking him with moves to Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea, Football Italia reported Sandro is set to sign new terms in Turin.The rumoured dealwhich has a reported expiration date of June 2022is w 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Three Lions striker was not pleased with the supporters who took shots at he and his team-mates for their perceived lack of dedication 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The Three Lions striker was not pleased with the supporters who took shots at he and his team-mates for their perceived lack of dedication 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The MLS club added the veteran defender to a side that currently sits near the bottom of the Western Conference table 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
The MLS club added the veteran defender to a side that currently sits near the bottom of the Western Conference table 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
LaVar Ball has a knack for speaking things into existence, so perhaps we should hear him out when he says LeBron James is going to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers next summer."Let me tell you this, it would be a great fit, and LeBron is coming to L.A," Ball told ClutchPoints' Ryan Ward. "What's in Cleveland' You want to be a superstar, man. Superstar franchise."It's going to be like this, and I'm talking about reality. He's going to say, 'Y 

Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Defeat for either side would likely see them have to make do with a play-off place in their bid for World Cup qualification - follow it LIVE! 
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