SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [28 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The 2017 AFL Grand Final is on Saturday, and two of Australia's capital cities, Adelaide and Melbourne, have a severe case of grand final fever.It's always a massive occasion when your team makes it to the biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar, but when you have had to wait 19 and 35 years, respectively, the excitement is palpable.The Big Dance sees the Minor Premier Adelaide Crows go in as favorites at $1.72 AUD to win the club's first Premiership since 1998, with the R 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
2018 World Cup qualifier Ajibade Olusesan Super Eagles' captain, Mikel Obi, is supremely confident the team will wrap up the campaign when they face Zambia in their next 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match next month. Eagles will book their place in Russia 2018 if they beat Chipolopolo who are just three points behind at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on October 7. Mikel acknowledged Chipolopolo's resurgence in the qualifying series after they lost to Nigeria in the opening day of 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Rising from its inaugural board meeting on Tuesday in Lagos, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has picked Abuja as the host of the 2017 National Open Championships holding in December. The meeting was held at the Nigeria Olympic Committee board and was attended by President, Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Binga, the Secretary-General, Taiwo Oriss and seven board members ' Chief Jonathan Nnaji [International Rep], Dr. Mrs Patricia Anyanwu [NAPHER-SD Rep], Obumneme Arum [South East], Anthony Anafulu [ 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Former Super Eagles striker Victor Agali says he is impressed with coach Gernot Rohrs commitment to the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket, saying the players invited for theOctober 7qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo are good enough to earn Nigeria the maximum points in the match, Completesportsnigeria.comreports Agali, who formed [] 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Brazilian put a scuffle with Edinson Cavani behind him to shine alongside his strike partner in Wednesday's impressive triumph 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Brazilian put a scuffle with Edinson Cavani behind him to shine alongside his strike partner in Wednesday's impressive triumph 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The University of Alabama announced Wednesday it has accepted the resignation of associate athletics director Kobie Baker and opened an internal investigation after the United States Attorney's Office in New York filed federal fraud and corruption charges Tuesday against four assistant college basketball coaches and an Adidas executive."Following yesterday's reports from New York regarding a federal investigation of intercollegiate athletics, The University of Alabama Department o 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with two RBI during Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.In addition to assisting in keeping the Angels' faint 2017 playoff hopes alive, Pujols also passed the 100-RBI plateau. It's the 14th time in his career the veteran has reached triple digits in RBI, tying Alex Rodriguez for the most in MLB history, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).Pujols didn't take long to make an impact at the major leag 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Bayern Munich coach denied it was risky to leave Arjen Robben out of his team after the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League group stage 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Leigh Griffiths and Scott Sinclair scored either side of an Anderlecht own goal to give Celtic lift-off in Champions League Group B. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Antonio Conte hailed Eden Hazard's role in Chelsea's massive win at Atletico Madrid, thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins released a statement Wednesday announcing the school intends to dismiss assistant basketball coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson after he was the focus of an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman."The University of Arizona expects everyone who is part of our campus community to adhere to the highest ethical standards of behavior," Robbins said, per the Arizona Daily St 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Arizona guard Rawle Alkins will miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his foot.Jeff Borzello of ESPN received the announcement from the Wildcats.Alkins, who is entering his sophomore season, averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 2016-17. He was penciled in as part of Arizona's starting backcourt. 247Sports 5-star recruit Emmanuel Akot may wind up getting the first look at replacing Alkins in the lineup.An unfortunate blow for Ariz 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The MLS expansion side has become the first team since the Seattle Sounders to make the playoffs in its first season 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
A last-gasp Michy Batshuayi goal earned Chelsea all three points at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
An own goal by Sebastian Coates gifted Barcelona a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League at theEstadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday night.Coates inadvertently chested into his own net four minutes into the second half after Luis Suarez failed to meet a cross from Lionel Messi. The fortuitous moment helped the Blaugrana maintain their perfect start to Group D.Messi and Suarez were paired up top for the visitors, per Barcelona's official Twitter account:Meanwhile, th 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Having waited almost three years for a Champions League win, Basel ruthlessly brushed aside visitors Benfica in Group A at St Jakob Park. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Michy Batshuayi scores a 94th-minute winner as Chelsea snatch victory against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Video footage emerges that allegedly shows England all-rounder Ben Stokes involved in a violent brawl outside a nightclub. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Dolph Ziggler will serve asBobby Roode's lackluster welcoming committee to theWWE SmackDown stage.The Showoff's current gimmick will limit the sparks between him and the former NXT champ. And WWE's lack of commitment to Ziggler will push this feud down the card.After weeks of Ziggler mocking other Superstars' entrances, there was finally an endgame in sight. Roode stepped out to confront the former world champ on Tuesday's SmackDown. A tense confrontation led to a challe 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Joshua Bondo, a 39-year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbiter for the past 10 years, will take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo next week Saturday. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Joshua Bondo, a 39 'year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbiter for the past 10 years, will take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo next week Saturday.The post Bondo to take charge of Nigeria, Zambia showdown appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Joshua Bondo, a 39 'year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbiter for the past 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Joshua Bondo, a 39 'year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbitre for the past 10 years, will take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo next week Saturday. World football'ruling body FIFA has appointed Bondo alongside his countrymen Oamogetse Godisamang (40, an international assistant referee since year 2010), who will serve as assistant referee 1, and Tirelo Mositwane (30, an international referee since 2013), wh 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Nigerias Christopher Bulus, yesterday battered Indias Shreejit Sen 6-0, 6-0 to underlined his determination to cap his effort with the top prize at the ongoing 2017 ITF U-18 Circuit holding in Lome, Togo. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The New England Patriots got a scare last week in a narrow victory and will try to end a series skid against the spread versus the Carolina Panthers (2-1) in their matchup this Sunday as big favorites.The Patriots (2-1)are coming off a 36-33 win over the Houston Texans at home, falling short of covering as 13.5-point chalk, and they have also failed to cover four straight against the Panthers (2-1).NFL point spread: The Patriots opened as 8.5-point favorites; the total was 47 early in the week, 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Paris St-Germain sweep aside five-time European champions Bayern Munich to go three points clear at the top of Group B in the Champions League. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Carlo Ancelotti suffered a miserable night on his return to the Parc des Princes as Bayern Munich were beaten 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Celtic earn only second away win in 28 Champions League group stage games thanks to Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Leigh Griffiths and Scott Sinclair scored either side of an Anderlecht own goal to give Celtic lift-off in Champions League Group B. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
There were wins for Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.Two goals from Romelu Lukaku helped United win 4-1 at CSKA Moscow while a lateMichy Batshuayi strike saw Chelsea come from behind to beat Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.Elsewhere, PSG were too strong for Bayern Munich, a Sporting own goal gave Barcelona victory and Juventus, Roma, FC Basel and Celtic all picked up three points.Here are the results 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Edinson Cavani and Neymar both scored as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a convincing 3-0 victory over a disappointing Bayern Munich in their heavyweight Champions League clash in the French capital on Wednesday. PSG got off to a dream start as their other Brazilian summer signing Dani Alves gave them the lead inside 90 seconds at the [] 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised his side's impressive performance against Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's UEFA Champions' League Group C clash at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Michy Batshuayi came off the substitutes bench to score a 94th-minute winner as Chelsea snatched a dramatic victory to maintain their 100% start in the competition. Nigeria star Victor [] 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Gonzalo Higuain got Juventuss Champions League campaign off the mark coming on as a substitute to lift last years finalists to a 2-0 Group D win over Olympiakos on Wednesday. Massimiliano Allegris side needed to reignite their European campaign after falling 3-0 toBarcelonain Spain two weeks ago. And Higuain hit back after being dropped by [] 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial put CSKA Moscow to the sword as Manchester United took control of Champions League Group A with a ruthless 4-1 win on Wednesday. Lukaku scored twice at Moscows VEB Arena, taking his United tally to 10 goals in nine games, with Martial setting him up twice and netting a penalty [] 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Paul Wilkes provides us with what he learned from the midweek Champions League madness featuring Chelsea, Kane and Liverpool. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
There were just two games in the Championship on Wednesday, but Sheffield United and Birmingham City claimed important results. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Blues inflicted a rare home Champions League defeat on Diego Simeone's side and pulled off a first for a Premier League team 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Blues inflicted a rare home Champions League defeat on Diego Simeone's side and pulled off a first for a Premier League team 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Chicago Cubs are back in the MLB playoffs for the third year in a row after they clinched the National League Central with Wednesday's 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. It's the first time the organization has gone to the playoffs for three straight seasons since 1906-08, per ESPN Stats and Info.The 2017 season hasn't gone quite according to plan for the defending World Series champions. After winning 103 regular-season games and ending their 108-year ti 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Barcelona were a long way from their best, but a Sebastian Coates own goal handed them all three points against Sporting CP. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Blues boss thinks his team are "a little bit penalised" by being made to face Manchester City on Saturday 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Blues boss thinks his team are "a little bit penalised" by being made to face Manchester City on Saturday 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Tennessee Titans rookie Corey Davis will miss his second straight game Sunday against the Houston Texans as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury, according to Jim Wyatt of the team's official website.Davis was the fifth overall pick and the first receiver taken in the 2017 NFL draft, although injuries have held him back throughout his first season in the NFL.The wideout missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury and has been limited early in the regular season with the same iss 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Diego Costas return to Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid from Jan. 1 has been finialised, English Premier League champions Chelsea said in a statement on Tuesday. Diego Costa has agrees terms for his transfer to Atletico Madrid, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018, Chelsea said. The two clubs agreed the transfer one []The post Costas Return To Atletico Madrid Finalised appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Reds turned down a series of lucrative approaches to take the playmaker to Camp Nou, and now he wants to give his all for the Anfield faithful 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Reds turned down a series of lucrative approaches to take the playmaker to Camp Nou, and now he wants to give his all for the Anfield faithful 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that questions over his potential new deal at Real Madrid should be addressed by club president Florentino Perez. The 32-year-old forward only signed a new contract reportedly worth 365.000-a-week in November 2016 to commit his long-term future to the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021. However, it has been said that the Portugal []The post Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Message To Florentino Perez Over Potential New Deal appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has called on the National Assembly to revisit the bill supporting tax waivers for investors in sports development. Dalung made the call when the Nigeria Hockey Federation led by its President Senator Abdul Ningi paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. The bill, if passed and assented to, will have a tax rebate for any company that supports sports. This is expected to generate funds for sports development while waiving a percentage of taxes paid by sponsors of s 
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