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




Sat, 23 Sep 2017
No fewer than 120 veteran badminton players from Lagos, Niger and the FCT are expected to participate in a two-day championship tagged Ilorin 2017 from September 29 to 30, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. Chairman of the championship's Local Organising Committee, Wahab Oba, told reporters on Friday in Ilorin that arrangements were already [] 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Michigan's 2018 recruiting class got bigger and better Fridayas shooting guardIgnas Brazdeikis pledged to play for the program.Evan Daniels of Scout.com firstreportedBrazdeikis' decision to play for theWolverines."It's just a perfect fit for me," he said. "Even when I was just getting into basketball, Michigan was like a dream school for me. It was the first school I knew about. I used to watch them play on TV and look at them and I could always see myself playing f 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Luther Muhammad, a shooting guard who's established himself as one of the fiercest defenders in the 2018 recruiting class, announced Fridayhe's planning to play college basketball at Ohio State.Following the announcement, ESPN.com's Jeff Borzello noted the Buckeyes have been making waves in recruiting circles of late:Muhammad is a 4-star prospect who's graded as the No. 71 overall recruit and No. 14 shooting guard in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports' composite rank 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Immanuel Quickley, a 5-star point guard from Bel Air, Maryland, committed to the Kentucky Wildcatson Fridayafter narrowing his list of prospective schools to Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas and Miami in May, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Borzello.One of the 2018 recruiting cycle's true gems, the 6'3'', 165-pound Quickley is the eighth-ranked player in his class and second-ranked player at his position. The only floor general who clocked in higher, according to 247Sports, is Du 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles are on the cusp of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A win against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on October 7 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium Uyo will confirm Nigerias appearance at next summers World Cup, but any other result will prolong the two horse race to the last matchday-6 of [] 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
A former chieftain of the defunct National Sports Commission, Alhaji Abba Yola has called on the minister of sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung to nullify the elections into the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, and also order for fresh elections. 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.The post Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
You are having your second term on the NFF board. 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Suspended edge rusher Aldon Smith reportedly pleaded no contest to charges relating to his involvement in a 2015 hit-and-run, according to TMZ Sports.TMZ added Smith's DUI charge was dropped for agreeing to plead no contest.Smith was initially arrested in August 2015 after he reportedly crashed into a parked car and fled the scene. However, TMZ reported Smith "later returned to the scene of the crash where officers gave him a field sobriety test and arrested him on suspicion of drunk d 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
By David Meshioye: Federation of Algerian Football (FAF) is planning to move their final Group B match of the CAF 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria away from Chahid Hamlaoui Stadium Constantine on financial grounds, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Lebuteur reported on Friday that FAF is bent on cutting down its spending since Desert Foxes crashed [] 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Algerian forward Rachid Ghezzalon Fridaynight became the first Algerian player to score for Monaco in Ligue 1 since Moussa Sab against Guingamp in October 2001 as Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco defeated Lille 4-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, reportsCompletesportsnigeria.com. Aside the Desert Warriors star, Radamel Falcao scored his 10th and 11th goals [] 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has commended GTBank for its contribution to sports development in the state. Amosun, who spoke at the finals of the GTBank/Ogun State Principals' Cup season five at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, on Thursday, said there was no way talents could be discovered without such a competition among schools in [] 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The manager was left to rue a poor second-half display as his side missed the chance to climb to the Bundesliga summit 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The manager was left to rue a poor second-half display as his side missed the chance to climb to the Bundesliga summit 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Argentine can become the club's new record scorer if he nets a hat-trick on Saturday, but his manager sees no rush 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Argentine can become the club's new record scorer if he nets a hat-trick on Saturday, but his manager sees no rush 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Barcelona midfielderIvan Rakitic has said it was a "bad decision" to sell Neymar after the Brazilian superstar joined Paris Saint-Germain.Speaking to theBBC World Service(h/tUche Amakoof theDaily Express),Rakitic explained his disappointment in seeing the departure of the player for a world-record transfer fee:"For me personally, it was really hard, not only because he's one of the biggest players."But also, for me, because he's a big person."He was really impo 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Bayern Munich blew a two-goal lead as they were held by Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Bundesliga side saw a collapse at home that hadn't been seen in in over a decade after throwing away a two-goal lead 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Bundesliga side saw a collapse at home that hadn't been seen in in over a decade after throwing away a two-goal lead 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
A howler from Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich helped Wolfsburg pull off an improbable comeback at the Allianz Arena. 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Bayern Munich missed out on the chance to go top of the table after drawing 2-2 at the Allianz Arena on Friday against VfL Wolfsburg, proving to be a moment to smile for the traveling fans after the Wolves sacked manager Andries Jonker earlier this week. Both sides spent the opening 15 minutes testing each other, without offering a serious goal threat. The hosts tallied up three shots and three corners while the traveling Wolfsburg failed to get off the mark in either. A Robert Lewandowski... 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Detroit Tigers announced Friday that they will let manager Brad Ausmus' contract expire following the conclusion of the 2017 season.The Tigers exercised Ausmus' 2017 club option last October after initially signing him to a three-year deal in November 2013, per Baseball Prospectus, but the franchise decided to move in a different direction after flirting with the American League Central cellar all season."As we transition the ballclub in a new direction, I feel it's best 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Cape Town City defeated Polokwane City 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night. 



Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Carmelo Anthony has reportedly expanded the list of teams he'd waive his no-trade clause for and added the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN.com's Ian Begley. ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Friday that Anthony had added the Cleveland Cavaliers to the list of teams he would approve a trade to after the New York Knicks "insisted that they were unable to make a deal with theHouston Rockets." According to theNew York Post's Marc Berman, Anthony i 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Carmelo Anthony's offseason saga has taken a new turn Friday, with the 10-time All-Star reportedly willing to accept a deal to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony has added the Cavaliers to the list of teams he would waive his no-trade clause for.ESPN's Ian Begley reported Anthony also added the Oklahoma City Thunder to his list of acceptable trade destinations.Marc Berman of the New York Post reported Anthony is also considering adding the Portland Tra 


Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Romelu Lukaku has told Manchester United fans to respect each other after an anti-discrimination group complained about a lewd terrace chant. Kick It Out described a song, which makes reference to the size of Lukakus manhood, as offensive and discriminatory with racist undertones in a letter to United earlier this week. The Football Association has []The post Chant About The Size Of Romelu Lukakus Manhood By Man United Fans Causes Uproar appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
WWE superstar Charlotte Flair says she had no doubt her father, Ric Flair, would make it back from his recent health issues.Speaking to TMZ Sports, the four-time WWE Raw women's champion said there was never any doubt Flair would "kick out"of his medical setbacks and that he's been cleared to go home from the hospital.Flair was hospitalized on Aug. 12 with what his talent agent,Melinda Morris Zanoni,saidwas just "routine monitoring."His fiancee, Wendy Barlow, said i 


Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Mexico teammates are staying true to their word of being transparent, publishing gifts to the Morelos Red Cross and the Topos 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Mexico teammates are staying true to their word of being transparent, publishing gifts to the Morelos Red Cross and the Topos 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Less than three weeks to the World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria and Zambia taking place in Uyo, former Super Eagles Manager, Austin Eguavoen, has expressed confidence that the three-time African champions have all it takes to beat the Chipolopolo and secure a ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup. The Eagles beat Chipolopolo in the opening day of the qualifying series with a 2-1 win in Ndola but the 2012 African Cup of Nations winners have not lost a match since then. They cut Nigeria's le 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa on Friday for his contribution at Stamford Bridge, after the club agreed a move for the striker with Atletico Madrid. Conte had told the 28-year-old via text message earlier this year that he was no longer needed at the club. Costa had scored 52 Premier League goals to []The post Conte and Diego Costa say their Goodbyes appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa on Friday for his contribution at Stamford Bridge, after the club agreed a move for the striker with Atletico Madrid. 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa on Friday for his contribution at Stamford Bridge, after the club agreed a move for the striker with Atletico Madrid. Conte had told the 28-year-old via text message earlier this year that he was no longer needed at the club. Costa had scored 52 Premier League goals to [] 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Blues boss thinks that his new frontman is a good signing for his side but he wants to teach him to add more aggression to his game 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Blues boss thinks that his new frontman is a good signing for his side but he wants to teach him to add more aggression to his game 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced names of media professionals to support the various National Sports Federations. Sequel to a successful conduct elections into the boards of the sports federations, the Minister, Solomon Dalung approved a list comprising 31 members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN to be attached to the various associations as ASSOCIATE Members . According to Dalung, their appointment is in recognition of SWAN as one of the stakeholders i 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Derek Jeter has reportedly asked Miami Marlins president David Samson to fire four front-office special assistants, including former manager Jack McKeon, who led the team to a World Series title in 2003.On Friday, the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson and Clark Spencer reported Jeter "has informed the team that he plans to fire" McKeon, who serves as a special assistant to owner Jeffrey Loria, as well as Andre Dawson, Tony Perez and Jeff Conine, all of whom are special assistants to th 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The striker made it clear that he was in no mood to take parting shots at the Blues after finally completing his move away from the club 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
President Donald Trump held a rally Friday night in Alabama ahead of the state's Sept. 26 primary election, and he didn't shy away from commenting on the NFL's television ratings and players who have decided to protest social injustice during the national anthem."NFL ratings are down massively," Trump said, according to CNN's Brian Stelter."Now, the No. 1 reason happens to be that they like watching what's happening...with yours truly."Speaking of ant 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Draymond Green has developed a reputation as an antagonist on the basketball court, though that trait seems to extend off the court with his Golden State Warriors teammates.Following Kevin Durant's Twitter antics this week, Green had a unique response when asked how he helped the 2017 NBA Finals MVP through the mess."I reached out to him," he said, viaUSA Today's Sam Amick. "I talked to him through text the day of, and then the next day I saw him in person and I laughed 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
In the aftermath of the fall of Juventus fromSerie A, Inter emerged as the dominant force in Italy winning five back-to-back titles. A feat that many thought would never be beaten, until Juventus returned to their perch - winning six scudettos on the trot and giving the league a reputation of being a one-horse race. However, the 2017/18 season is set to be different. Emerge Napoli, theGli Azzurri - a new contender for the league title in what should prove to be the most exciting and... 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Ulster maintain their winning start to the Pro14 as they earn a thumping eight-try victory over the Dragons. 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
FC IfeanyiUbah defender, Stephen Eze, has pleaded with the League Management Company to review his case of assault against a referee that resulted in the league body banning him for 12 matches. The former Sunshine Stars defender said he never assaulted the referee and never mouthed any fowl words during the encounter but only complained about the decision that was against his team. Some of the Anambra Warriors' players took the laws into their hands in the aftermath of their 2-1 away loss t 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will reportedly hold a hearing Oct. 2 regarding the NFL's emergency motion to be granted a stay in the Ezekiel Elliott case, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Elliott will continue to be eligible to suit up for the Dallas Cowboys as the legal process unfolds.The NFLinitially suspendedElliott for the first six games of the season Aug. 11 following an investigation into domestic violence allegations made against him by his ex-girlfri 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Anambra Warriors' coach has told his players not to be carried away by their goals advantage when they face ABS in Ilorin 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will achieve a career first in Prague this weekend when they play side-by-side in the Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup golf style event featuring Team Europe against Team World. 

Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Goal reveals the highest rated players in the Australian domestic competition ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated game this month 

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