SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [4TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has urged the Super Eagles to play their heart out against Cameroun in today's 2018 FIFA World qualifi er. 'Th is is a very crucial match and the players know so. Th e Cameroonians are not coming here to simply appraise the serenity and beauty of the city of ...The post ' NFF charges Mikel, others to go for kill appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Cameroon and Nigeria will resume hostilities today when they meet for a second successive 2018 World Cup qualifying clash. The teams are set to battle at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde this evening, kick-off at 19h00 CAT. The teams met in a Group B match on Friday night and Nigeria powered to 4-0 victory []The post #WCQ: Wounded Indomitable Lions set for Super Eagles rematch today in Cameroon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Twelve states have confirmed attendance for the third Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation Prix Series III scheduled for the Indoor Boxing Hall of the Old Parade Ground. Abuja, from September 8 to 9, organisers have said. There would be N.18m cash prizes for competitors in the adult category, as well as medals and certificates from all [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The team Captain of Nigerias Senior Women Basketball team (DTigress), Aisha Mohammed has identified the Malian team as the teams toughest opponent at the Afro Basket championship. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Ill Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is inspiring his team-mates ahead of a key 2018 World Cup qualifier at African champions Cameroon on Monday, AFP reports. The 31-year-old shot-stopper was diagnosed with acute leukaemia during a routine medical at English second-tier club Wolverhampton Wanderers three months ago. 'We pledged to win this match for Carl,' said [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The striker made his first comments since remaining with Arsenal at the transfer deadline and taking part in two heavy defeats for club and country 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
It's been a far from ideal month for Arsenal as a team, but theyve still seen some impressive individual performances. The Gunners began their Premier League campaign with a 4-3 win over Leicester City at the Emirates before two unsuccessful trips to Stoke City and Liverpool. Sead Kolasinac scored in their Community Shield win over []The post Arsenal Nominate Lacazette, Kolasinac, Cech For POM Award appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida has advised the Super Eagles to adopt a cautious approach in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second leg match against Cameroon in Yaound on Monday.,Completesportsnigeria.comreports. The Eagles blew away Cameroon with aresounding 4-0 win in the first leg played in Uyo on Friday to secure their []The post Babangida: Eagles Must Adopt Safety First Approach Vs Cameroon In Yaounde appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Gareth Bale refused to join Manchester United this summer. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is reportedly considering his future at the club, while midfielder Arda Turan is said to be expected to leave Camp Nou for Galatasaray this week.According to Jake Lambourne at The Sun, the Argentinian is "seriously considering his future" and has "grown frustrated" after a chaotic transfer window for Barcelona.The Liga giants were stunned in August when Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the arrival of Neymar for a world-record fee.But Barcelona struggl 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The midfielder's '40million move fell apart in mysterious circumstances, with Nice pinning the blame squarely at the feet of the Catalans 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Belgium become the first European side to join hosts Russia at next summer's World Cup finals by beating Greece. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Belgium in Sunday night became the first European country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after their 2-1 away win against Greece at the Stadio Georgia Karaiskaki, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Two second half goals from Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku were enough to help Belgium confirm a place a []The post Belgium Pick 2018 World Cup Ticket; Portugal, Bosnia Win, France Held appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Belgium battled to a 2-1 win in Athens against Greece on Sunday, booking their spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup along the way.The Greeks frustrated Belgium throughout the first half, barely giving up any space. Things hardly improved after the break, until Jan Vertonghen blasted a great shot from distance with 20 minutes left to play.Zeca pulled his side level minutes later, but Romelu Lukaku restored the advantage with a great header.Here's a look at theteamsheet, via BartLagaeofHetNieuwsbl 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Wales boss Chris Coleman says he never doubted 17-year-old hero Ben Woodburn would opt to play for Wales rather than England. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina Businessman Aka Udofia has offered the Super Eagles the sum of $20,000 for every goal scored in Monday's 2018 World Cup qualifer against Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in Yaounde. The businessman from Akwa Ibom State made the promise as he briefly greeted players and officials inside the chartered ARIK Bombadier CRJ 1000 aircraft just [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed running back C.J. Spiller on Sunday, a day after they released him as part of their 53-man roster cuts, according to BJ Kissel of the team's official website.Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Starinitially reported the news.Spiller, 30, spent camp with the Chiefs after splitting the 2016 season between theNew Orleans Saints,Seattle SeahawksandNew York Jets. He recorded just six carries for 18 yards and has not had 100 carries in a season since 2013.Kansas C 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has called off its final inspection visit to Kenya to assess preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship, officials said on Sunday. A delegation was expected in Nairobi on September 7 but the current political situation in Kenya following the Supreme Court's decision to annul the results of last [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has called off its final inspection visit to Kenya to assess preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship, officials said on Sunday.The post CAF postpones CHAN inspection visit to Kenya appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
By Nurudeen Obalola in Yaounde: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Odion Ighalo is a doubt for Monday nights World Cup qualifier against Cameroon here in Yaounde, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Ighalo, who scored the first goal in the 4-0 on Friday in Uyo before being withdrawn with an injury, participated in the first 20 []The post CAMEROON VS NIGERIA: Ighalo Doubtful; Iheanacho, Nwakaeme Set To Replace Him appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Offensive lineman David Quessenberry is reportedly back with the Houston Texans as a member of the practice squad.Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the Texans re-signed him to their practice squad Sunday.This comes after Wilson and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday the team elected to release the guard in "an emotional decision," noting he "is a cancer survivor who bravely battled his way back onto the field" after non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblasti 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The shot-stopper needed less than six years to reach the half-century, and will be looking to mark the occasion with another step towards Russia 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Twenty-eight years after, memories of Samuel Okwaraji's life and times have hardly gained any prominence, but Cowbell Milk, the leading brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, made the difference recently. At the main bowl of the National Stadium, Lagos, whereOkwaraji slumped and died while representing Nigeria,Cowbell Football Academy brought back memories of the footballer at the [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The concern for El Tri continues to be at the back, especially as another winger emerges as a regular starting option for next summer's tournament 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Justin Thomas cards a FedEx Cup play-offs record of 12 threes and shares the Dell Championship lead with Marc Leishman. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Denny Hamlin passed Martin Truex Jr. with three laps left to win the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.The No. 11 car overcame a late mistake and charged strong into first place, while a Truex flat tire ruined any chance he had of earning the win. It was the second victory of the season for Hamlin with just one race to go before the playoffs.Meanwhile, Truex finished eighth but clinched the regular-season title for the Monster Energy Series Sunday thanks to two stage wins.Here a 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Les Bleus suffered a setback in Toulouse as they failed to put away their opponents and had to settle for a share of the points 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Nigerian Communications Commission has urged the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Sports, states and local governments to invest in other sporting activities than football. The Head of Administration, NCC, Mr. Kehinde Oladipo also stated that though it is important to continue to grow football in the country, other sports should [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year's World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.The post Dutch give themselves Propper World Cup chance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Th e Nigeria Super Eagles are poised to make the Russia 2018 World Cup, and have promised to fi re from all cylinders until the visiting Indomitable Lions of Cameroun surrender three points in today's world cup qualifying match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state. Th e game will ...The post Eagles keen to cage Lions of Cameroun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina The Super Eagles are set to take on Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in the second game of their Russia 2018 World Cup double-header qualifiers in Yaounde on Monday, after they virtually turned the African champions to helpless cubs with a 4-0 thumping in the first fixture in Uyo on Friday. Goals from China-based duo [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
European 2018 World Cup qualifying results on Sunday:The post European World Cup 2018 qualifying results collated appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Few would argue against the idea that running back is the most important position in fantasy football. The notion applies across all formats too, ranging from standard scoring to points-per-reception leagues and even dynasty.Scarcity in large part makes up the importance of running back these days. As the NFL leans more on approaches by committee, fantasy owners need to stock up on the position in any format.Here is a look at a few different formats and sleepers to know ahead of fantasy drafts. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
FIDE WORLD CUP 2017: Nigerian Star, Balogun Falls to WChampion 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will feature on the cover of the football game for the first time ever, stoking anticipation for the new release 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Domagoj Vida lifted the clouds of despair to settle a World Cup qualifier which took place over two days and created plenty of anger 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
France were held to an embarrassing 0-0 draw with bottom side Luxembourg in FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse on Sunday.The draw puts France back on top of Group A, following Sweden's 4-0 win over Belarus earlier, but it means they are just one point clear with two games left to play.France coachDidierDeschampsmade just one change to the side that beat Netherlands 4-0 on Thursday, bringing inKylianMbappefor KingsleyComan:Despite naming an attacking lineup, 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Florida State's worst fears were realized Sunday. The injury to quarterback Deondre Francois is reportedly set to cost him the full 2017 season.According to Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat, the sophomore suffered a patella tendon injury and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.He was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 24-7 loss to Alabama.Francois suffered a sack at the hands of Ronnie Harrison and was carted off the field. He had an up-and-down game prior to the injury, thro 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Luis Garcia heaped praise on Liverpool for securing the services of Naby Keita from next season after being impressed with the RB Leipzig midfielder. Having failed in their quest to sign Keita for this campaign, Liverpool were able to come to an agreement with Leipzig that will see the 22-year-old move to the Premier League []The post Garcia applauds Liverpool for securing Keita appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Bernard Ovoke scored a brace and Bolaji Sakin fired home an extraordinary strike on Sunday for Rivers to confirm their safety and at the same time drop Gombe down to the lower league today in Port Harcourt. Ovoke scored twice from the spot, before BolajiSakin's extraordinary strike on 90 minute put the game beyond redemption [] 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The northern side suffered a comprehensive defeat in Port Harcourt to bring to an end their journey among the elites 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The European minnows somehow kept out the likes of Griezmann, Mbappe and Giroud to take an historic point in Sunday's qualifier 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
France are held to a surprise home goalless draw by the world's 136th-ranked side Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The Italian fans' seven-year wait for a Ferrari victory at Monza continues, after Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the sun to take the overall championship lead from Sebastian Vettel. 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The two Uruguay team-mates posted together with the MLS team's jersey, with the Seattle attacker jokingly recruiting the Barca star 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Liverpool's manager will help elevate the newly signed midfielder, according to the Reds captain 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Injury, a family problem and suspension have kept three El Tri players from making the trip to Central America ahead of Tuesday's qualifier 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The president of the Ligue 1 club affirmed that the deal PSG made was too good to turn down, although how they cleared it past UEFA still puzzles him 

Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The France youngster chose Dortmund over the Blaugrana 12 months ago as he was not prepared to play understudy to the MSN 
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