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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [5TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Tue, 05 Sep 2017
2018 World Cup qualifying European zone tables after Mondays Group C, E and F matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Group A France 8 5 2 1 15 5 17 Sweden 8 5 1 2 18 7 16 Netherlands 8 4 1 3 16 11 13 Bulgaria 8 4 0 4 [] 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Completesportsnigeria.coms DAVID MESHIOYE rates the individual performance of the Super Eagles players in Mondays second leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers double header against Cameroon in Yaounde . The Indomitable Lions who lost the first leg 4-0 in Uyo forced the gallant Nigerian side to 1-1 draw. IKECHUKWU EZENWA:He did a clean job []The post ABOVE AVERAGE!: Super Eagles Scorecard Vs Cameroon In Yaounde appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon began it journey to joining the global elite marathons this week as the world-renowned marathon measurer, Norrie Williamson arrived in Lagos yesterday to begin the certification and calibration of the route. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The 25-year-old son of Alabama Crimson Tide assistant coach Mike Locksley died over the weekend from a gunshot wound.Head coach Nick Saban shared his thoughts during his press conference Monday, via RollTide.com:"Mike Locksley, our wide receivers coach and assistant offensive coordinator, had a family tragedyhis son was killed. I just want everybody to understand that our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, Ms. Kia and the entire Locksley family over this tragedy. We'll do everything 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Belgian's representative has warned that a move will be sought unless the defender is offered a lucrative new deal in north London 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
WWE ring announcer Mike Rome announced on WWE's official Twitter account Sasha Banks will challenge Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women's Championship at No Mercy on Sept. 24 in Los Angeles.Later on Raw, Nia Jax and Emma were both added to the match:Banks lost the title to Bliss in a singles match last week on Raw.A rematch between Bliss and Banks was to be expected since Banks had a rematch clause she could exercise after dropping the championship. Adding Jax and Emma to the mix certainly p 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Despite being heavily linked with a move back to his homeland, the Turkey international says he is fully committed to the Camp Nou cause 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The U.S. national team coach has indicated he'll use fewer Europe-based players for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Arsenal are reportedly planning contract talks with a number of top players before Christmas to avoid a repeat of recent uncertainty over stars' futures.According to Jeremy Wilson in theTelegraph, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are all only under contract to 2019, and Arsenal "intend to be proactive" about tying those they want to keep to new terms as soon as possible.The 2016-17 campaign was plagued by ongoing concerns over Mesut Ozil and A 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Ousman DembeleBarcelona's new signing, Ousmane Dembele said he had eyes firmly fixed on winning titles and a place in France's squad at next year's World Cup on Monday.Dembele, 20, transferred to Barca from Borussia Dortmund in a 105 million-euro ($125 million) deal that could rise to 145m with add-ons depending on his performance, as the Catalan giants splashed out to fill the gap left by Neymar's own world record 222m-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.'What I want is to 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Belgium became the first European side to join hosts Russia at next summer''s World Cup finals as goals from Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku gave them victory in Greece.123456789101112131415 Latest NewsLions force Eagles to 1-1 draw in YaoundeSuper Eagles deserve pat on the back DuamlongFinal 8: Upsets in Kano as Pillars, Falcons loseAccess Bank Lagos marathon inches near global statusWinners in NCC Lawn Tennis competition to get N15mLukaku doesnt fear Ibrahimovic at Man UtdCosta out 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Belgium became the first European side to join hosts Russia at next summers World Cup finals as goals from Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku gave them victory in Greece. All three goals came in a five-minute second-half period, which began with Vertonghen firing Belgium ahead. Zeca brought Greece level soon after but Lukaku scored the [] 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Scotland made it two wins from two World Cup qualifying matches with a 2-0 victory over Malta at Hampden Park. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
After rough stretches with the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns, Brock Osweiler is happy to be back with the Denver Broncos."It's hard to describe in words, but being back here, practicing as a Bronco, being here at Dove Valley, probably top five, if not three, day of my life," Osweiler said Monday, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. "Today has been incredible."Osweiler signed a one-year deal with the Broncos Monday after being released by the Browns three days earlier, pe 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Coach Hugo Broos has dismissed media reports that he has quit Cameroon by saying he wants to win a second Africa Cup of Nations with the country.The post Broos settles for Nations Cup in 2019 with Lions appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to celebrate Super Eagles's draw with Cameroon.The post Buhari celebrates our Super Eagles draw with Cameroon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
THE SUPER Eagles had their main training session in Yaounde after they arrived earlier yesterday. The Nigerian team arrived in Yaounde at noon after Friday's stunning 4-0 win over Cameroon in Uyo. The victory put the Super Eagles seven points clear of the struggling Indomitable Lions after three games in Russia 2018 World Cup African [] 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Vincent Aboubakar''s penalty in the 75th minute was enough to prevent Nigeria being able to wrap up qualification this week, it was not enough keep Cameroon''s own hopes of top spot alive. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Cameroon Holds Eagles to Delay Nigerias Qualification for to Russia 2018 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Mikel John Obi- led Super Eagles arrived Yaounde on Sunday afternoon for Monday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. A statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday quoted Mikel as saying that the team was keen on consolidating on Friday's 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Uyo. Nigeria achieved [] 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Winners of the Predict and Win N50,000 Complete Sports promo on the Cameroun versus Nigeria World Cup qualifier in Yaounde will be announced onCompletesportsnigeria.comtomorrow. At the close of predictions, thousands of entries had been received on our website and our social media platforms. Many entries got the 1-1 final scoreline correctly, so a ballot will []The post Cameroun 1-1 Nigeria: Prediction Winners To Be Announced Tuesday appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Canelo Alvarez disputed the notion Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought "like a Mexican" during his victory over Conor McGregor on Aug. 26."He did what he wanted in the fight," Alvarez said, per BoxingScene's Miguel Rivera. "I think Mayweather did what he had to dogo forward because he knew he was going to knock [McGregor] outand that's what he did. But no [I saw no Mexican style in there]. Mexican boxing does not have a style in itself; Mexican boxing has different sty 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
A bid of 30 million wouldn't have persuaded Man City to sell the winger to the Scottish champions, who were prepared to break records to sign him 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
After suffering at the hands of Neymar last season, the Hoops boss is determined not to let it happen again 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Champions League squads for the group stage include some surprise omissions, including Diego Costa and Nathaniel Clyne 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Blues pair have taken sly digs at their respective contributions to a Premier League defeat to West Brom back in May 2015 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Chess Family Salute Gallant Balogun after Carlsen Blow 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal turned on the style to book a US Open quarter-final place with a straight sets win over Alexandr Dolgopolov. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly extended manager Clint Hurdle's contract Monday to keep him through the 2021 season.Bill Brinkof the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported details of Hurdle's new four-year deal with the Pirates, which replaces the 2018 team option.After a 12-0 win on Monday against the Chicago Cubs, Hurdle talked about the club's future, via Brink:"I'm going to wait on the organization to get everything they need to get in place. I've made it clear 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Corey Graves will reunite with Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton after WWE announced Monday he'll replace John "Bradshaw" Layfield on the SmackDown Live broadcast team.Graves added he will remain on the Raw broadcast team as well, but the company said he'll leave his posts on Main Event and 205 Live, with Nigel McGuinness taking over.The move is good news for fans since Graves is one of the best announcers working in WWE. The fact the company made a video package detailing his ri 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Blancos midfielder has been in unstoppable form early in 2017-18 and his Spain international team-mate is predicting big things to come 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
USA's Justin Thomas holds off Open champion Jordan Spieth to win the Dell Championship by three shots. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Boston Celtics had a busy offseason, and in doing so, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thought the team addressed what was an issue with the existing roster."They went out and got talent, man. That's gonna show," Rivers said, per the Boston Herald's Stephen Hewitt. "That's gonna show. I think what they've really done, to me, what they didn't have in the past, and I think every team has to have it, you have to have closers. You can be as good as yo 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The post Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Dwyane Wade is currently under contract with the Chicago Bulls, but if he reaches a buyout with the team, he could have a few options for his next destination.An associate of Wade "has been telling people"the 35-year-old could end up in Miami or Los Angeles this season if the Bulls buy him out, according toBarry Jacksonof theMiami Herald.Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com previously reported the Cleveland Cavaliers were also a possible destination.Vardon explained that people in LeBron James& 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Th e Super Eagles are now safely booked at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde after a 50-minute fl ight from Uyo with top offi cials of the Nigeria Football Federation optimistic of another good outing against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon when both sides clash later tonight in another tantalizing encounter. Th e Super Eagles ...The post Eagles land in Yaounde, eye another victory appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina The Super Eagles on Monday ended the Indomitable Lions' hopes of qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup despite being held 1-1 by the Cameroonians in the reverse fixture of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header in Yaounde. With the draw, the Eagles thus amassed four points from the double fixtures having [] 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has pleaded for outcast Diego Costa to return to Stamford Bridge. The striker has been AWOL in Brazil over the summer after being told by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he was no longer in his plans. The Spain frontman has since tried to push for a return to Atletico Madrid []The post Eden Hazard Pleads For Costa To Return appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Three Lions took a big step towards automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup with victory at Wembley - but what can we take away from the win 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
England kept their unbeaten record in tact coming from behind to beatSlovakia 2-1 at Wembley on Monday evening. Gareth Southgate made two changes from the side that laboured to a win over Malta three days earlier with Marcus Rashford replacing Raheem Sterling and Eric Dier returning after suspension in place of Jake Livermore. The result leaves the Three Lions in need of just a point in their two remaining games to secure a place at next summer's World Cup in Russia and now leaves them as.. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
MARCUS RASHFORD made amends for his early mistake as he netted the winner for England in a 2-1 win against Slovakia at Wembley.The post England beat Slovakia to edge closer to World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
England took a huge step towards qualifying for next summer's World Cup with a battling victory over Slovakia at Wembley. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Here's a look at the best of the action as England claimed three vital points at Wembley. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Esan Debunks Crisis Claim in AFN 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Former Super Eagles striker, Raphael Chukwu Ndukwe, has singled out Odion Ighalo for praise in the Super Eagles who played out a 1-1 draw against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde on Monday,Completesportsnigeria.comreports.. Moses Simon scored the opener for the Super Eagles, but a late penalty goal converted by substitute, Vincent []The post Ex-Eagle Ndukwe: Complete Striker' Ighalo Super Vs Cameroon In Yaounde appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Former Red Devils coach Tony Coton has revealed that the club's ex-manager sought to "toughen up" the Portuguese following his arrival at Old Trafford 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
New revelations continue to come to light as Ezekiel Elliott appeals his six-game suspension.According to Kate Hairopolous of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys running back said that his accuser, Tiffany Thompson, also had a relationship with former teammate Lucky Whitehead during the 2016 season.When asked about Whitehead in a November 30 interview with the NFL's director of investigations Kia Roberts, Thompson said, "He and I started talking over social media. We weren't real 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Justin Thomas continued his remarkable year with a final round of 66, and that was good enough to claim victory in the Dell Technologies Championship with a score of 17-under par.Thomas had four birdies and an eagle in the final round along with one bogey at the TPC Boston course, and that allowed him to get the best of Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman. Thomas earned his fifth tour victory of the year, as he continued to make key putts when it mattered most.The victory in the second FedEx playoff 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The two-time Formula One world champion has welcomed the La Liga giants' gesture having been an avid supporter of the club since he was a boy 
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