SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [27 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Wed, 27 Sep 2017
When Adam Rolston sunk a seven-foot putt on the Mt Bogd Golf Club in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, he brought to a close a 2011 km journey. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
At least, 250 golfers will participate at the 57th Independence Golf tournament scheduled to take place at the IBB Golf Course in Abuja to mark Nigeria''s Independence celebrations. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green recorded 111 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions during Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. In doing so, he joined just Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison and Larry Fitzgerald as the only players in NFL history to collect 500 catches and 50 receiving touchdowns in their first 90 games, per NFL Communications.Green burst on to the scene during his rookie year after being selected by the Bengals with the fourth overall pic 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge had a phenomenalday at the plate on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored against theKansas City Royals.Judge's output Tuesday marked his second straight contest notching two home runs, and he's now knocked seven over the fence in the last seven games. His last two on Tuesday were also the 49th and 50th of the season, pushing him past Mark McGwire for the most rookie home runs in MLB history, per ESPN Stats & 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen has announced she will stand for re-election despite admitting that her decision will "infuriate a lot of people." 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Baron Corbin will finally get his shot at AJ Styles after the United States champion accepted his challenge for a match at Hell in a Cell on Oct. 8.WWE announced the bout Tuesday night on SmackDown Live:Corbin will have the opportunity to win his first singles title in WWE. He was originally supposed to challenge for the United States Championship on the Sept. 19 edition of SmackDown Live. However, he attacked Styles before the bell rang. Then Tye Dillinger interfered and attacked Corbin, and th 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Super Eagles hopeful Chuba Akpom has revealed that Chile star Alexis Sanchez has been offering him advice and helping him to become a better player. The Hale End Academy product has praised Sanchez, whom he regards as one of the best players in the world. ''I'm always taking to Alexis, he's like a mentor to me,'' Akpom told Daily Star. 'Hes always telling me to believe in myself and he told he believes in me a lot and I should keep working hard. 'When you& 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Alli Commends Okowa, Says Asaba Track Will Produce Fast Times 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Nigerian forward Sone Aluko's search for a first goal for Reading extended to eight English Championship games in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat away to Millwall Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Aluko, who joined Reading for a record fee of 7.5m from Fulham this season, has fired blanks in all his appearances for Jaap Stam's side. David [] 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Italian was formerly part of Conte's coaching staff at Juventus and revealed the inside tips that helped Spartak to a point 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Harry Kanescored hat-trick to seal a 3-0 win for an under-strengthSpursteam against APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus. A hat-trick comprised of a left-foot finish, a right-foot finish and a header saw Tottenham earn their secondChampions Leaguewin of the young group stage. Apoel proved to be more than just cannon-fodder for thePremier Leaguevisitors. They could have taken []The post APOEL Nicosia 0-3 Tottenham: Harry Kane Bags Hat-Trick To Give Spurs The Win appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Though he cited U.S. Soccer's policy requiring USMNT players "stand respectfully" during the national anthem, Bruce Arena wouldn't bench a protester. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Arewa groups and Igbo Peace Movement jointly agreed to embark on a grassroot/town hall meeting hinged on Re-orientation and peace in Nigeria irrespective of tribal, regional, and religious differences. In order to solidify our togetherness which is currently threatened and to achieve national unity through conscious community engagements, we all have to deliberate and []The post Arewa Vs Ndigbo Novelty Match: Osinbajo To Honor Football Match appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The chairman technical sub-committee for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, Yusuf Alli, has commended the pace of work at the Asaba Township Stadium scheduled to host Africa's flagship athletics event next year. After an hour inspection of the stadium on Tuesday, Alli said he was very impressed with the pace of work adding that he would have loved to roll back the years to compete as the facility will indeed aid better performances by the athletes. In a statement signed 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as holders Real Madrid maintain their 100% record in Group H by beating Borussia Dortmund. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Real Madrid attacker scored and assisted another goal against Borussia Dortmund, delighting his coach. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Celtic have the best possession statistics in Europe; ahead of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Ryan Babel made it two goals in two Champions League matches as Besiktas continued their perfect start in Group G by beating RB Leipzig 2-0. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Best photos from horse racing's Flat season 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace asthe holders beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in their second Champions League group game. The 32-year-old netted his 410th and 411th effortsfor the club in his 150th UEFA club match after Gareth Bales sensational opener had put Madrid in front in what proved to be a thrilling encounter at Signal Iduna []The post Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Real Madrid: Ronaldo Scores Twice As Madrid Beat Dortmund appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Cardiff City overwhelm Leeds United with a breathless display to overtake them at the top of the Championship. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Carmelo Anthony said he has no issue playing the power forward spot for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2017-18 season."I have no problem with playing the 4," he said Tuesday, per Royce Young of ESPN.com. "I actually like that, I actually embrace that. And for this team, I think it will be better."Young noted Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said Anthony will start at power forward with Paul George set to play the small forward position.Young pointed out Oklahoma City&#0 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday that newly acquired Carmelo Anthony will start at power forward for the 2017-18 NBA season, according to ESPN.com's Royce Young.OKC acquired Melo from the New York Knicks on Saturday in exchange for center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls' 2018 second-round draft pick.The 33-year-old Anthony is a 10-time All-Star who has spent the majority of his NBA career at small forward.Melo does have some experien 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Jamie Carragher does not expect Rafa Benitez to have a long stint at Newcastle United but backed the Spanish manager to keep them in the Premier League.The post Carragher: Benitezs reign will be short appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Harry Kane hit a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur won for the second time in as many matches in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.Kane-inspired Spurs beat Apoel Nicosia 3-0 on the same night Group H rivals and holders Real Madrid won 3-1 away to Borussia Dortmund, thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.There was no such joy for Liverpool who were held to a 1-1 draw in the Russian capital by Spartak Moscow. At least the Premier League's third representative, Manchest 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Kevin De Bruynes superb strike and a late Raheem Sterling goal maintained Manchester Citys impressive form in a 2-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. De Bruyne struck in the 49th minute with a magnificent 20-yard strike into the top right-hand corner of the Shakhtar goal after David Silvas run had ended with [] 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with two goals as Real Madrid sealed a 3-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday to top their Champions League group. Ronaldo claimed two second-half goals after Gareth Bales stunning early volley gave Real the lead at Dortmunds Signal Iduna Park The Germans fought back when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [] 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
FOLLOWING Kenya's loss of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) hosting rights, Ghana has emerged 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Festus Abu Zambia manager Wedson Nyirenda has told his troops that they have the quality to beat the Super Eagles in their Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on October 7 and boost their chances of qualifying for the biggest football tournament for the first time. But Nyirenda says Chipolopolo will have [] 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid have confirmed the return of Spain striker Diego Costa to the Spanish club from Chelsea. Costa fell out with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte at the end of last season and refused to return to London for the current campaign. After a long standoff, all has now been resolved and the striker has now [] 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Spain striker Diego Costa claimed he was coming home after completing his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea on Tuesday.The post Costa delighted to be home at Atletico appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Spain striker Diego Costa claimed he was coming home after completing his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea on Tuesday. Both clubs finally reached an agreement for a reported initial 55 million euro deal ($64.8 million) on Thursday and the Brazilian-born striker has now completed his medical with the Spanish giants. I'm very happy to [] 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Thibaut Courtois admits it will be "special" for him to return to Atletico Madrid, but insists he is focused on helping Chelseatake all three points from their Champions League clash in Spain.The post Courtois hungry for three points against Atletico appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Liverpool settled for a second successive Champions League draw to kick off their campaign as their clash with Spartak Moscow finished 1-1. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Liverpool's profligacy and a moment of poor decision-making saw them draw a second Champions League game they should have clearly won 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
While Ben Stokes' arrest was hogging the headlines, there were still key decisions for the England selectors to make ahead of the Ashes. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale scored the goals as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in a thrilling Group H match in the 2017/18 Champions League at theWestfalenstadion on Tuesday night.Bale opened the scoring, before teeing up Ronaldo as the holders took a 2-0 lead. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got one back for Dortmund nine minutes after the break, only for Ronaldo to complete his brace and wrap up the points on 79 minutes.Real's starting XI featured Nacho at the back and Toni Kroos 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Diego Costa's proposed move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid moved one step closer on Tuesday, as the striker came to terms with the Rojiblancos.The Blues confirmed the news via Twitter:Due to Atletico's transfer ban, there was no way to complete the move during the summer. As the agreement took place outside of the summer window, the Spain international will not be able to play for the La Liga giants until January.Last week, Chelseareleaseda statement revealing an agreement between the 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
DirecTV is making it easier for fans to tune out the NFL in wake of the protest movement that has grown throughout the league.According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, DirecTV will offer refunds to any consumer who wishes to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket package, which costs$281.94 for the basic offering.Rovell wrote fans couldn't receive refunds in the past if they desired to cancel Sunday Ticket but that AT&T "decided to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue.&q 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry will not face domestic violence charges.Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Tuesday the Florida state attorney elected not to file charges for what he described as "a domestic violence issue."Rapoport also shared a response from Landry:"I am very thankful that this matter is over and my family and I can put this behind us now. I greatly respect and appreciate the Broward County State Attorneys Office for their hard work and thorough investig 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Despite his side looking vulnerable at the back in the loss to the European champions, the coach called for a greater contribution from the whole team 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are back together again.After winning two championships together as members of the Miami Heat, Wade and James will be Cleveland Cavaliers teammates for the 2017-18 campaign once Wade clears waivers Wednesday, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski.The Vertical's Shams Charania reported Wade will sign a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavaliers after having agreed to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls.Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported the Cavaliers will 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo is resisting the temptation of playing mind games ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia October 7 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.The post FIFA 2018 WCQ: I'm not interested in Zambia mind games ' Ighalo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The league's commissioner has released a a league-wide memorandum amid controversial comments made by the U.S. president last week 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has rewarded the Black Stars B with a cash prize of US$ 100,000 for winning the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.The post Ghana president splashes $100,000 on players for beating Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have assured fans coming to the 12th edition of the event of adequate security in and around the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, venue of the event.The post GOtv Boxing Night 12: Organisers promise adequate security appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
England striker Harry Kane scored with his right foot, left foot and his head to record his sixth treble in the calendar year. 
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