SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [22 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Louis King has given the Oregon Ducksa huge win in the 2018 recruiting race by committing to play for the basketball team next season:While honing his skills at Hudson Catholic Regional High School in New Jersey, King has turned himself into one of the nation's best prospects.A 6'8" small forward, King is rated as a 5-star prospect, the No. 6 recruit at his position and No. 20 overall recruit in the 2018 class, per Scout.com.One of the best parts of King's transition to colle 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly added a veteran presence to their backcourt Thursdaywhen they signed guard Aaron Brooks.Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reported Minnesota signed Brooks, giving head coach Tom Thibodeau another player he used to coach on the Chicago Bulls alongside Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson.Brooks is something of an NBA journeyman who has played for the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Bulls and Indiana Pacers since he was a first-ro 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was diagnosed with a "severe" form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in an evaluation following his death from an apparent suicide in April.PerKen Belson of the New York Times,lawyer Jose Baez announced the results Thursday, stating research concluded Hernandez had "the most severe case they had ever seen in someone of Aaron's age."The 27-year-old Connecticut native died at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Ce 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who was engaged to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, has filed a lawsuit against the Patriots and the NFLin the midst of Hernandez's diagnosis of chronictraumatic encephalopathy (CTE).According to the lawsuitobtained by CNN and provided to Bleacher ReportHernandez was diagnosed withStage III CTE, which is typically seen in deceased players with a median age of 67.The Boston Herald's Bob McGovern shared two pages from the lawsuit:McGovern 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Nigeria's hopes of getting the on-loan Chelseas striker to switch allegiance from England have been ended for the time being. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Tammy Abraham has reaffirmed his commitment to Englandfollowing claims from Nigeria that they had secured his senior international allegiance.The post Abraham dumps Eagles for England appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Swansea Coach prefers England stay England U21 striker Tammy Abraham has told the FA he remains available for selection and has rejected reports he wants to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria. Abraham, who has also represented England at U-18 and U19 level, was born in London but is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. 'Contrary to reports in the media today I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my national team allegiance,' said Abraham 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
By Hanifat Mustapha: Nigeria Professional Football League club Akwa United have congratulated the home-based Super Eagles for qualifying for the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup final in Ghana. Nigeria defeated Benin Republic with a 1-0 win on Thursday. A goal from Kano Pillars star Rabiu Aliu in the 11th minute handed the Eagles the [] 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Nigeria zoomed to the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations courtesy of a 1-0 win over 10-man Benin Republic in the first semi-final of the tourney at the Cape Coast Stadium yesterday. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The organising committee for the 2017 Nigeria Cup says golfers and fans will be treated to an exciting action throughout the tournament at the Ikoyi Club golf section at the weekend. Chairman of the committee Brig.-Gen. Musbau Amolegbe (retd.) told reporters in Lagos on Wednesday that there was a need to celebrate the country despite [] 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Torrential rain lashed the players and hail formed in puddles on the greens, but Anna Nordqvist clung to the advice of her late grandather and refused to give up as she clinched the 2017 Evian Championship. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal following a summer in which they held on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal following a summer in which they held on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Dortmund striker opened up about several potential transfers over the past year, with none of them coming to fruition 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Burnley have completed the signing of goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a deal until the end of the season following injury to first-choice Tom Heaton. Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder during Burnleys recent 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and has been ruled out for about four months, meaning he is unlikely to return before the end []The post Burnley sign goalkeeper Lindegaard appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry didn't mention star forward Carmelo Anthony while laying out his vision for turning the franchise back into an NBA championship contender.On Thursday, Perry posted a message on the Official MSG Blog entitled "Reshaping The Knicks: Agility Plus Intuition Required," which focused on how to lay the foundation for long-term success. Melo wasn't listed at all within the post."There are no shortcuts," he wrote. "Reshaping t 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is still looking for a way out of the Big Apple, and the Portland Trail Blazers may be his most realistic landing spot with the start of training camp approaching.Should a "Hail Mary attempt" by Anthony's camp to land him with the Houston Rockets come up short, he could waive his no-trade clause and facilitate a move to the Blazers,Fox Sports 1'sJason McIntyrereported Thursday.Frank Isolaof theNew York Daily Newsfirst reported Wednesday 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Diego Costas messy split from Chelsea appeared to have reached its conclusion on Thursday with the English Premier League club saying they had agreed to sell the Spain striker back to Atletico Madrid. Costa, a key figure in Chelseas two titles in the last three seasons, has not featured for the club since the English []The post Chelsea agree to sell Costa back to Atletico Madrid appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Chelsea have confirmed they have reached agreement with Atltico Madrid over the sale of Diego Costa, with the Spain striker expected to complete his return to La Liga subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The France international midfielder was involved in an accident on his way home from training, but emerged unscathed and requires no treatment 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko, the Chelsea midfielder, has been involved in a car crash on his way home from training on Thursday, according to The Sun. The French international, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 holders Monaco in the summer, was driving along Blundel Lane near their Cobham training ground at around 3.30pm when the []The post Chelses's Bakayoko Involved In Auto Crash appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The El Tri stars started an initiative to aid relief efforts and were hardly alone as Mexico's soccer community has mobilized to help 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Clemson will have to turn to another kicker with Greg Huegel out for the season after tearing his ACL. According to David M. Hale of ESPN.com, the junior suffered the injury during practice Wednesday."It was a freak accident," head coach Dabo Swinney said. "We were in the two-minute drill, which we do at the end of every Wednesday practice. A defensive player rolled into him after his kick."Huegel was off to a slow start this season, connecting on only two of his four field-g 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Week 3 in college football was superb. Week 4 has a lot to live up to if it's going to match that intrigue.Below, we'll take a look at the Top 25 matchups this weekend, the odds in each contest and predict each game before breaking down the two premier matchups. Top 25 MatchupsNo. 23 Utah (-3.5) at ArizonaPrediction: Utah wins, 35-31 UNLV at No. 10 Ohio State (-39)Prediction: Ohio State wins, 49-17 NC State at No. 12 Florida State (-11.5)Prediction: Florida State wins, 34-21 K 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Spain striker is heading back to Atletico Madrid and insists he bears no grudge against the Blues boss who froze him out at Stamford Bridge 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club. 'Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,' the Spanish side said in a statement. 'The agreement is pending the formalisation of the [] 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, has dissolved the 30-year-old marriage between former Super Eagles coach Adegboye Onigbinde and Anne due to irreconcilable differences. Onigbinde had approached the court, asking it to dissolve the marriage because his wife was wasteful while also describing her as a troublemaker. While delivering his ruling, [] 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Contrary to what LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday night, running back Derrius Guice will play Saturday evening against the Syracuse Orange after suffering an apparent knee injury.According to The Advocate, the Tigers determined Guice was clear to play after he practiced Thursday and told the coaching staff "that he felt better."Guice's return to the lineup is excellent news for the Tigers, who figure to feature the junior early and often after their offense struggle 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria on Thursday beat Benin 1-0 in Cape Coast to set a final showdown with rivals Ghana in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations. Hosts Ghana defeated Niger 2-0 to qualify for Sunday's final. It will be the second meeting between the Super Eagles and Black Stars at the competition after an earlier [] 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
After the top flight moved its transfer deadline to before the start of the season, the lower leagues are set to do the same. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
England U-21 Striker, Tammy Abraham, Rejects Nigeria 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott shouldered some of the blame for his team's 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 2, admitting his effort was lacking."I would say I was just very frustrated, but that's no excuse for the lack of effort I showed on tape," Elliott said Thursday, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. "I just can't do that. Being one of the leaders on the team and being a guy that people count on, I can't put that type of stuff on film."A 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Federal government has commended the League Management company, LMC, the managers of the Nigeria Professional Football League for the strides achieved with the Nigeria top tier League. Minister of information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the LMC a path on the back for organisation a successful league and the visible and steady progress of the league over time. 'I want to tell you that we as a government are happy with progress the League Management company led my Mallam Shehu 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Free packs and gifts will be available to players who begin collecting coins and constructing squads before this year's game is officially released 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Following the shock defeat of Real Madrid to Real Betis, Ex-international, Finidi George, has likened his goal scored in 1998 to the one scored by Real Betis' Antonio Sanabria in Spanish La Liga game on Wednesday night. George played for Real Betis for four years before going to Mallorca. The former Real Betis player was happy after his former team won the game for the first time in 19 years in a La Liga match. Betis, against the odds, shocked Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo back after compl 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Nigerias home-based Super Eagles will face hosts Ghana in the final of the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations following Ghanas 2-0 win against Niger Republic in the second semi-final on Thursday night. In the first semi-final earlier on Thursday, Nigeria pipped 10-man Benin Republic 1-0 thanks to Rabiu Alis 11th minute [] 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
They holiday together, share houses during tournaments, and have known each other since they were kids -- now Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas will scrap it out for a $10 million payout in US golf's season finale. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
There will beThere will be fireworks today in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital as the 2017 GTBank and Ogun State Principals' Cup finals hold at the magnificent MKO Abiola Stadium.The post GTBank/Ogun Principals Cup final sets Abeokuta agog appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The prolific frontman has found goals hard to come by this season, with his form at club level being influenced by his absence from international fold 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Serie A club may have to be without the defender against Torino in the Derby della Mole this weekend 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has said he is ready to shut out the Chipolopolo of Zambia if given another opportunity to man the post in the next Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The CHAN Eagles captain said it was a privilege for him to play for the Eagles and would do his best to help the team to qualify for the World Cup. According to him, playing against Cameroon back-to-back has given him more confidence while also appreciating the effort and support of the other players 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has stepped up his rehabilitation from a thigh injury. The England international sustained the problem during the Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid in pre-season and has not featured for Jurgen Klopps side competitively in 2017-18. Lallana undertook outdoor running work at Liverpools Melwood training base on Thursday for the first []The post Injured Reds star Lallana steps up training appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The forward tore his hamstring in his first La Liga start for Barca but his former team-mate believes he will settle well 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Sadio Mane says he is finding it tough watching from the sidelines as Liverpools results suffer in his absence. Liverpool have not won a game since Sadio Mane was sent off for catching Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson with a high boot in the Premier League. They drew 1-1 with Burnley at Anfield in the Premier []The post Its Hard To Watch Liverpool Suffer Sadio Mane appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Los Angeles Rams moved into early pole position in the NFC West with a brilliant offensive display in a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49erson Thursday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.The Rams held a 41-26 lead in the fourth quarter and survived two late San Francisco touchdowns thanks to a failed two-point conversion and fourth-down sack after the 49ers recovered an onside kick.Los Angeles is 2-1 after the intra-divisional battle thanks largely to the trio of offensi 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has admitted the Bianconeri are interested in Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri, revealing the Italian champions held talks for the teenager two years ago.Speaking to Premium Sport (h/t Calciomercato.com), Marotta didn't hide the fact he's still on the club's radar:"We are interested in signing him, that's for sure."We've always been interested in signing him. We talked to him two years ago but his price-tag, of course, was way lower than 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Kebbi State first lady, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, has said that all is set for a football competition aiming at raising funds for Nigerians who are battling with deadly disease known as cancer. Bagudu who spoke in Abuja when she visited the NFF office to seek cooperation of the federation towards the forthcoming football competition said that it would be used to create awareness and raise funds for the victims of cancer scourge in the country. She assured that, she is ready to bring all the first lady 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Red and Blacks boss is thrilled with the 20-year-old's performance as his men secured their fourth win in five league games on Wednesday 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip must prove their fitness as the Reds aim to turn around their recent slump at Leicester City in the Premier League 
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