SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [24 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup (Season 5) wrapped up on an exciting note as Gateway Grammar School, Idiroko, and Pakoto High School, Ayede-Ifo emerged the female and male champions of the 2017 edition concluded during the week at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.The post 2017 Ogun/GTBank Principals Cup: Gateway Grammar School, Pakoto High School are champions appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The General Overseer of the Glory Church of Christ, Benin-City, Prophet Tommy Yisa Aika, says for the Super Eagles to be the first African country to lift the World Cup in 2018, a foreign coach should not be handed the job of tinkering with the team for the tournament scheduled to be held in Russia.The post 2018 WORLD CUP: Cleric seeks Saraki's intervention appeared first on Vanguard News. 
4-Star PG Prospect Michael Devoe Commits to Georgia Tech over USC - Bleacher Report
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Four-star point guard Michael Devoe formally committed to Georgia Tech on Saturday after the Yellow Jackets, USC Trojans, Florida Gators and Wake Forest Demon Deacons emerged as the favorites for his services.A rising senior at Montverde Academy in Orlando, Florida, Devoe is the 92nd-ranked player overall and 17th-ranked floor general among all 2018 recruits, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. Devoe is also the 12th-ranked player in the Sunshine State.At 6'4" and 175 poun 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement Saturday night and said he was "disappointed" the Golden State Warriors will not be able to visit the White House in celebration of their NBA title after President Donald Trump withdrew the team's invitation.Bleacher Report's Howard Beck relayed Silver's full statement:The NBPA released a statement as well:On Saturday morning, Trump implied the Warriors would not be welcomed to the White House after point guard Stephen Curr 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Nigeria Shooting Federation president, Brig. General Lonsdale Oladeji Adeoye has pledged support for the Nigeria modern Pentathlon Federation in its bid to successfully host the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games qualifier and the African Senior Pentathlon Championship, holding in Lagos from December 4-11, 2017.The post African Championship: Oladeji-Adeoye drums support Nigeria pentathlon federation appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
A brace from George Thomas helped Leicester City book a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in Premier League 2 at Holmes Park on Friday evening. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
By James Agberebi: Nigerian striker Junior Ajayi was the hero for Egyptian giants Al Ahly as he scored the winner in their 2-1 comeback win against Tunisian heavyweights Esperance in the CAF Champions League second leg quarter-final tie in Rades, Tunis, on Saturday. The win made Al Ahly progress 4-3 on aggregate after they were [] 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Al Ahly overcame Esperance de Tunis 2-1 in the 2017 CAF Champions League encounter quarter-final second-leg match at the Stade Olympique de Rads on Saturday night. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Spanish side's imperious early season form is down to the influence of their manager, according to the defender 
Allegri explains decision to drop Higuain against Torino - Goal
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Juventus boss explained his decision to name the forward among the subs during Saturday's 4-0 derby rout 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claims Alvaro Morata is almost the complete player, but says the striker needs to be more aggressive on the pitch. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Mamdouh Elssbiaywon the men's professional bodybuilding event at the 2017 Arnold Classic Europe in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday. In the process, "Big Ramy" claimed the $100,000 prize money on offer to the winner.BigRamyfinished ahead of WilliamBonacand ShawnRhoden, perGeneration Iron. The 33-year-old made good on the prejudging prediction of Generation Iron senior analyst and producer Shawn Ray:The win forElssbiaymeans this event has a new victor for the first time in three years 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Arsene Wenger says he can see a major shake-up to the transfer market in the next year ahead of the visit of West Brom to the Emirates on Monday Night Football. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Jose Mourinho believes Alexis Sanchez is currently experiencing a dip in form and insists Arsene Wenger is right to carefully manage the Chile internationals first team reintegration. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser."The Oakland A's pride ourselves on being inclusive," the team said in a statement. "We respect and support all of our players' constitutional rights and freedom of expression."MLB also released a statement, per ESPN:"Major League Baseball has a longstanding tradition of honoring 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Gladbach had no answer to Peter Boszs fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of the table before Tuesdays Champions League clash with holders [] 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Roy Hodgson will have to try and lift Crystal Palace off the bottom of the Premier League without the injured Christian Benteke. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
BVB's heavy win over Gladbach was lit up by moments of individual brilliance, but the club's manager lauded the team's effort 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has urged the home-based Super Eagles to do everything possible to beat their perennial rivals, the Black Stars of Ghana in today's final of the WAFU Cup of Nations because President Muhammadu Buhari is eagerly waiting to celebrate with the trophy. The Super Eagles, who are yet to concede a goal in the maiden sub-regional football tournament, had defeated the Black Stars 2-0 in their last group match to qualify for the semi-final. The NFF Secretary Gene 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Burnley and Huddersfield Town combined for few chances and little action in a lifeless draw at Turf Moor. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have stripped Kenya of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. According to BBC Sports, the decision to strip Kenya of the hosting right was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting by CAF executive committee [] 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said Saturday players not going to the White House because they don't like the president "sets a bad precedent."In an interview with NBA TV, Barkley also noted the situation with the Golden State Warriors and President Donald Trump is "sad" and "really unfortunate."Stephen Curry told reporters Friday during the Warriors' first media session for the upcoming season that he would vote "no" when the team met 
Chelsea legend Terry pays emotional tribute to 'born winner' Diego Costa - Goal
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The former Blues skipper is disappointed to have seen the Spain international force through a return to Atletico Madrid, but has wished him well 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Football stars Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been short-listed for the Best FIFA Men's Player Award.The post Chinese footballers can't catch up in 50 years'Tevez appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Manchester City yesterday thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 at the Ethihad Stadium and equalled a remarkable record set by Blackburn Rovers in the 1958-59 season.The post City paint EPL red with goals, equal 59 years record appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
It appears to be time to hit the panic button in Tallahassee, Florida, as the high-powered Florida State Seminoles have lost their first two games of the season.The 12th-ranked Seminoles were upset 27-21 by unranked NC State, as Jimbo Fisher's team was unable to come through with anything close to a peak performance in the Seminoles' first home game of the season.Florida State's only other game was a season-opening loss to top-ranked Alabama. The Seminoles had not played in 21 day 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said he was delighted with Alvaro Morata. The Spain international bagged a hat-trick as the Blues battered Stoke 4-0 at the Bet365 Stadium.The post Conte: Morata will marry my daughter appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Liga MX matches are set to resume during the week, but La Maquina are seeking an alternate venue after not being allowed to play at Estadio Azul 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Matters only seem to be worsening for Crystal Palace as they lost their sixth successive Premier League game to Manchester City. The Eagles were brought down once again with a 5-0 drumming from the league leaders and have failed to score a single goalwhile remaining firmly rooted at the bottom of the table. As if that wasn't enough, the London club have suffered a further set-back with the injury of key strikerChristian Benteke. According toSky Sports,manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that... 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Foreign scouts have their eye on soon-to-be-free agent, but seeing the goalkeeper could get tougher, with D.C. United choosing to sit him 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The slumping striker broke out with the fastest four-goal performance in MLS history as D.C. United earned a 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
An iconic figure at Stadio Olimpico concedes that he would have moved on over the summer if a suitable offer had been put to him 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Real Madrid edged to victory at Deportivo Alaves despite an unconvincing performance, with Dani Ceballos the two-goal hero. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson has joined the chorus of athletes speaking out against President Donald Trump for his remarks about players who kneel during the national anthem.Jackson issued his response to Trump on Twitter:"How is it that players taking a kneel is disrespectful to our country but that clown that's suppose to be our president can call us players that have a voice and a stand to freedom sons of a bi*** I don't get it!! What happen to a free count 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
BVB have come flying out of the blocks to start the season, with Saturday's demolition of Monchengladbach setting some new high marks for the club 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Juventus star's incredible start to the new Serie A campaign, which has seen him score 10 goals in six games, is the most prolific on record 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Sunderland's sorry September and Southend striker Nile Ranger's 'gun' celebration among five things you may have missed in the EFL. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Manchester City continued their reign atop the Premier League standings after thumping Crystal Palace 5-0 on Saturday, while Manchester United stay level following a 1-0 victory at Southampton.The two titans of Manchester remain level on points after Romelu Lukaku's goal proved the difference at St Mary's Stadium.Raheem Sterling scored a brace in City's one-sided downing of the Eagles, and England team-mate Harry Kane hit two of his own as 10-man Tottenham Hotspur edged West Ham U 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Everton halted their run of consecutive Premier League defeats as Oumar Niasse's double claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Bournemouth. 
Fast5: Loughborough win inaugural British tournament - BBC
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Loughborough Lightning win the inaugural British Fast5 All-Stars tournament with a last-gasp 35-33 victory over Team Bath in the final. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win their first doubles match together on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
One frustrated Fener fan demolished his television, but will have a replacement after the former Brazil international reached out on Twitter 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Goal reveals the highest rated players in the Australian domestic competition ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated game this month 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Five players are sent off as Fenerbahce beat Besiktas in an Istanbul derby featuring two goals and three red cards in the final five minutes. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Five Sent Off in Istanbul Derby 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Wages and clauses included in the contract of new Barcelona star Ousmane Dembl have been leaked by Football Leaks.The post Football leaks reveals Dembele's wages appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Girona welcomed Barcelona to theEstadi Montilivi for the Catalan derby in La Liga - both of whom were playing theirsixth game of the season. Girona went into the game following a mixture of results in their opening games. A surprise 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid to start the season and a 1-0 win against Malaga to follow it up. Since then, Girona hadn't managed another victory with losses to Atletico Bilbao and Sevilla - most recently a goalless draw away at Leganes. Barcelona, on the... 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Rennes defender attracted attention from the Blues and Borussia Dortmund over the summer, but opted against a move at this stage of his career 
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The Gunners legend became embroiled in a spat with supporters after receiving stick for a tweet supporting a man sold to Liverpool over the summer 
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