SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [21 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Thu, 21 Sep 2017
4-star athlete prospect Diwun Black announced his commitment to Mississippi State in a tweet Wednesday:Black, who stars at Forest High School in Mississippi, is the No. 182 overall prospect and 12th-ranked athlete in 247Sports' composite rankings for the 2019 class. He is the seventh-best prospect in the state of Mississippi.Listed at 6'3" and 190 pounds, Black recorded 76 tackles (seven for loss) during his sophomore season. He also attempted four passes and made five receptions 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Emmanuel Tobi Forty professional golfers have confirmed participation for the 21st edition of the Nigeria Cup organised by the Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association. Chairman of the 2017 Nigeria Cup Organising Committee, Brigadier General Musbau Amolegbe on Wednesday, said the 40 professionals had been selected from cross-borders of the country for the competition billed to tee off on Saturday at the Ikoyi Golf Club 1938. 'Some of the top professionals we are expecting including Oche Odo 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Former Nigeria midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has charged the Home Eagles to beat Benin Republic in the semi-final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations billed for Thursday in Ghana, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Nigerians defeated Ghana 2-0 in their last Group game on Monday to book a date with Benin Republic . Adepoju [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Godwin Obaje scored twice for FC Ifeanyiubah to stay on course to retain the Federation Cup Niger Tornadoes defeated league champions Plateau United 2-0, Sunshine Stars lost 1-0 at Osun United and holders FC Ifeanyiubah dismissed ABS FC in Aiteo Cup quarterfinal first leg today. The return leg matches are billed for Saturday with the overall winners marching on to the last four of the cup competition. Tornadoes look set to deny Plateau United a league and cup double this year after they saw the 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
SoccerTalk By Mumini Alao: JUST WHEN the good times are returning to Nigerian football, some disgruntled elements appear bent on causing disaffection within the system for their own selfish ends. That was my interpretation of the FAKE NEWS that was circulated in the media on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 to the effect that Nigeria [] 

Thu, 21 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 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Blues are close to an arrangement with the Spanish club over the sale of their striker after months of negotiations 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Barcelonas record signing Ousmane Dembele is expected to be out for three and a half months after having hamstring surgery. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Schalke star Leon Goretzka is reportedly considering joining Barcelona, but Ernesto Valverde's side are said to be set to miss out on Ander Herrera who will sign a contract extension at Manchester United.According to Sport Bild (h/t Jack Otway at the Daily Express), Goretzka is considering joining either Barcelona or Bayern Munich when his contract expires next summer.The Germany international had already agreed to join Bayern but could yet change his mind and decide to move to Spain, per O 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Michy Batshuayi scores a hat-trick as Chelsea ease past Championship side Nottingham Forest to book a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Bayern Munich have confirmed goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until January following surgery on a broken foot. The 31-year-old fractured a left metatarsal during training and had an operation early on Tuesday. It is the same foot Neuer broke during last seasons Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat to Real Madrid, an injury that kept []The post Bayern goalkeeper Neuer ruled out until Jan. appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Antonio Sanabria scores a 94th-minute winner as Real Betis shock Real Madrid to win at the Bernabeu. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
BVB returned to the top of the table with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday, much to the delight of their head coach who is off to a fine start 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Four days away from challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship at No Mercy, Braun Strowman had some choice words for UFC superstar Conor McGregor."McGregor might make it on 205 Live, but he doesnt want to step in the ring with me," Strowman told Justin Barrasso ofSports Illustrated.WWE and McGregor have yet to work together, though a pairing would make sense. The MMA superstar has been cutting professional wrestling-style promos to build his fights in UFC for years.The 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Borussia Dortmund attacker's goal celebration didn't go as planned against Hamburg and the league's social media account took notice 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Burkina Faso Football Federation has challenged FIFAs ruling to replay a World Cup qualifying game because the referee was corrupt. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Made 'The draw for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup has been made following the conclusion of the third round on Wednesday night, with the last 16 teams one step closer to the February final where the first major silverware of the season will be handed out. Record eight-time winners Liverpool were a major casualty in the third round, losing out to Leicester in an all-Premier League tie. Spurs only narrowly crept through against Barnsley, while Crystal Palace have at least been able to pu 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Two all-Premier League ties catch the eye for the next round of the cup competition, while Arsenal face Championship side Norwich City 

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017
nd 4 Five of the six Premier League sides in action tonight secured their progress into round four of the Carabao Cup as Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and both Manchester clubs comfortably won their ties. 'Manchester United ran riot overChampionship side Burton Albion as Mourinho's men secured a 4-0 win at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford bagged himself two goals within the first 20 minutes of the tie, before Jesse Lingard's deflected effort beat Ripley in the Burton goal to put United i 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Premier League big boys Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City and Everton all won their Wednesdays Carabao Cup third round games. Chelsea defeated Nottingham Forest 5-1 at Stamford Bridge with goals from Michy Batshuayi (hat-trick), Kenedy and Charles Musonda. Kenedy scored in the 13th minute of the game which was his first since March [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Holders of the Carabao Cup, Manchester United, will travel to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in the fourth round of the competition after the Red Devils dispatched Burton Albion 4-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. A first-half brace from Marcus Rashford and strikes from Jesse Lingard and Anthony [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The midfielder has called for composure despite the fact the Blancos have now slipped seven points behind rivals Barcelona 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Celtic sweep Dundee aside to ease into the League Cup semi-finals and stretch their unbeaten domestic run to 56 games. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic suffered their first Absa Premiership defeat at the hands of Baroka FC after their 2-0 loss on Wednesday night at the Free State Stadium. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Hall of Famer Charles Barkley had some thoughts about the NBA's extending its season, notably calling current players "poor babies" while expressing them."I want to commend the NBA," he said Wednesday, per Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. "You know, these poor babies can't play back-to-back games."He continued, per Sefko: "Making $30-, $40-million a year. But we want to make it convenient for them ... At $40M a year, we can't stress 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Luqman Abdulraheem President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said that Chelsea wonderkid Tammy Abraham has started the process of switching from his country of birth England and has decided to represent Nigeria at international level. It was under the stewardship of Pinnick that the likes of William Troost-Ekong, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ola Aina chose to represent the Super Eagles ahead of their countries of birth. The ex-Delta State Sports Commission boss is upbeat after talks wit 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
A young fan was struck with a foul ball and had to be taken to the hospital during Wednesday's game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees.The Yankees released a statement (h/tSports Illustrated's Kenny Ducey) saying the child received first aid at Yankee Stadium and was "receiving medical attention at an area hospital."The incident occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning when Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier lined a ball into the seats above the dugout down th 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale continues to dominate in his first season with the American League East leaders.The Red Sox announced Sale tallied his 300th strikeout of the 2017 season during Wednesday's start against the Baltimore Oriolesat Oriole Park. According to the announcement, the southpaw became the first AL pitcher to accomplish the task since Pedro Martinez did it in 1999.Bostontradedfor Sale during the offseason and sent the Chicago White Sox a package of prospects that includedY 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Indians took care of business against the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 6-3, marking the third straight victory since a loss to the Kansas City Royals ended the team's 22-game winning streak.While the club was unable to reel in the 1916 New York Giants and their 27-game unbeaten streak (one tie), the Indians did make history Tuesday with a victory over the Angels. With the win, Cleveland became the first team in American League history to earn 25 wins over a 26-game span, p 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Cologne have confirmed they will not appeal against the decision to award Borussia Dortmunds second goal in their 5-0 Bundesliga defeat on Sunday. Sokratis Papastathopoulos goal was initially ruled out by referee Patrick Ittrich for a foul on goalkeeper Timo Horn, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was used to overturn the decision. Cologne sporting []The post Cologne drop protest against Dormtund VAR goal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Brazilian defender apparently suffered a fractured wrist against Arsenal at the weekend, but his manager believes he will soon he back 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters Wednesday rookie wide receiver Corey Davis will miss Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks because of a hamstring injury, according to Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper.The hamstring issue is nothing new for Davis, nor are injury woes in general.The No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 draft underwent ankle surgery following his senior season at Western Michigan that limited his ability to work out for teams in advance of April 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Real Betis in La Liga at theBernabeu Stadium on Wednesday, as Cristiano Ronaldo was disappointing on his return from suspension. Antonio Sanabria's header in injury time at the end of the game stole the points as Los Blancos poured forward looking for a winning strike. Ronaldo returned to Los Blancos' starting XI after completing a recent ban, with Gareth Bale and Isco supporting the Portugal skipper up front.Toni Kroos and Marcelo also 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson said fantasy football is the "last thing on my mind right now" when asked about the impact his wrist injury had on those who took him.Johnson, who was the No. 1 overall pick in a majority of fantasy leagues this season, also told reporters he has no firm timetable for a return."Really just see how it goes," Johnson said. "Just rehab obviously after the cast and everything. We'll see what happens."Johnson, 25, underwe 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Davids delighted with Maritzburg display 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Kevin Durant has apologized for criticizing his former teammates and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan in a post on his public Twitter account, but according to Enes Kanter, the damage has already been done.Appearing on CBS Sports Radio (h/tSlam) Wednesday, Kanter admitted Durant's comments made the team "really sad.""We now know how he felt about us," he said. "That made us really sad.We were in a war together when he was here. We won together, we lost 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Eric Ebron wasn't in the mood to celebrate his seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Detroit Lions' 24-10 win over the New York Giants on Monday night.Instead, he simply flipped the ball in the air, still thinking about a big hit he had received from Giants safety Landon Collins on the previous possession. "I was pissed off," Ebron said, per Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. "I was pissed off at that little punk of a safety theyve got over there."He con 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Portuguese returned from a ban but Los Blancos still slipped to a shock loss at home to Betis that leaves them seven points off top spot 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Carl Frampton has joined MTK Global with the company acting in an advisory role with the former two-weight world champion. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
PGA.com's Brian Katrek looks at some of the Tour Championship favorites including Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Gunners boss believes the midfielder is ready to play again after he impressed in in the club's win over Doncaster Rovers 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Argentine striker has netted just twice so far in all competitions, but it has not slowed Juve as they have racked up five straight league wins 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Holders Man United visit Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea play Everton and Tottenham host West Ham. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The expansion side has moved into new digs, using a long home stand and a devastating attack to find their best form ahead of the playoffs 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The 23-year-old midfielder made an instant impact off the bench, recording a goal and an assist as the U.S. national team triumphed 5-0 in Cincinnati 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The New England Patriots will look to beat the Houston Texans for the seventh straight time on Sunday as double-digit favorites at the sportsbooks. Both teams are 1-1, butthe Patriotsown a six-game winning streak in the series and rebounded from a season-opening loss by crushing the New Orleans Saints 36-20 last week.NFL point spread: The Patriots opened as 11-point favorites; the total was 44 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)NF 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has been urged to be wary of some characters parading themselves as leaders of Arewa Community in the state. Giving the advise in a strongly worded statement, the President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Mallam Yerima Usman Shetima, berated some persons who he described as impostors claiming []The post Ignore impostors, Arewa youths tell Ambode appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Bamaiyi Anangba, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, on Wednesday said internal strife affected Nasarawa United Football Club's chances of winning the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Anangba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that when he resumed as a commissioner he immediately realised that some factors were affecting [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The 29-year-old registered a second-half goal as the Foxes eliminated the Reds from the EFL Cup on Tuesday 
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