SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [6TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Cameroon tamed Nigeria in the FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying group B reverse match ' holding them to a 1-1 draw at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium Yaound. In the first leg in Uyo over the weekend, the Super Eagles run riot thumping the reigning African Champions 4-0 but couldn't replicate the form tonight. Moses Simon [] 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
The hosts, Egypt are under pressure to bounce back from their 1-0 loss they suffered in Kampala last week to reclaim their top spot. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
SUPER Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has declared that the team will not flop if they must qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia. Nigeria are currently 6 points clear in Group B African qualifying and are on the verge of reaching their sixth World Cup after their 1-1 draw with Cameroon on Monday night [] 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
A total of 25 coaches drawn from across the country are participating in the ongoing International Olympic Committee one star coaching course in conjunction with the Nigeria Olympic Committee which started in Lagos on Tuesday. Holding from September 5 10, 2017, at the Brai Ayenote Boxing Gym within the National Stadium Complex, Surulere Lagos, []The post 25 coaches commence NOC course in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Take a look at 30 amazing sports photos from August 29 through September 4. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they agreed to terms on a contract with offensive lineman Alex Boone.The Associated Press (h/t Star Tribune) noted the deal with the veteran guard is for one year and comes after the Minnesota Vikings released him during final roster cuts even though he started 14 games for them in 2016 after he signed a four-year, $26 million contract.The AP called theoffensive line "probably the biggest question mark for the Cardinals," whileDarren Urbanof the 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Algeria have crashed and burned at the hands of Zambia who beat them 1-0 in a Group B, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui in Constantine on Tuesday night. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Fernando Alonso said he was born to be a Real Madrid fan after being elected as an honorary club member at the Santiago Bernabeu. The two-time Formula One champion was presented with his membership card and a personalised shirt by club president Florentino Perez during a ceremony on Monday. McLaren driver Alonso joins the likes []The post Alonso bags honorary membership at Real appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
American Sloane Stephens beats Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) to reach the US Open semi-finals. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Serena Williams' absence has not stopped America's women from enjoying their most successful US Open for 15 years. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua said on Tuesday his mandatory defence against Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev can't come soon enough. Joshua will return to action when he takes on PulevThe post Anthony Joshua cant wait to fight Pulev on October 28 appeared first on TheCable. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Despite a dominant performance, Argentina drew 1-1 at home to lowly Venezuela in World Cup qualifying. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Arsenal are monitoringHan Kwang-song ofCagliari after the teenage striker made an impressive start at loan clubPerugia in Italy.Tuttosport(h/tMetro) reported the Gunners are scouting the North Korea international, who scored a hat-track on his debut for the Serie B side. The teenager has been impressive after passing through I Rossoblu's academy, prompting the Premier League giants to watch the budding talent.PerTuttosport. Everton and Juventus are also interested in the 18-year-old forward 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Bafana player ratings vs Cape Verde 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told Diario Sport that Lionel Messis contract renewal is effectively already signed and rejected fears a club could trigger the 300 million buyout clause in the new deal. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Baxter: The goal came too late 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Baylor University reportedly settled a lawsuit with an anonymous plaintiff Tuesday who alleged the school's football team promoted a "culture of violence," according to the Associated Press (via KWTX.com).Terms of the settlement were not reported.The suit, which was filed in January under the name Elizabeth Doe, alleged 31 different Baylor football players committed 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014 when Art Briles was the team's head coach, ac 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Spain are closing on a place at the 2018 World Cup, but Julen Lopetegui warned his side they have not qualified for Russia yet. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Chairman of Oyo State Football Association, James Odeniran, has said the present management of Shooting Stars Sports Club should be blamed for the club's woes. Shooting Stars are on the brink of being relegated to the lower league again unless they secure a vital result in their last match of the [] 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Despite their gutsy display, Uganda lost their fourth Group E, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria. 

Wed, 06 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. On Sunday, the Cameroon federation issued a statement that denied the Belgian had resigned after Fridays 4-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Nigeria. I want to stay with []The post Broos vows not to quit Lions job appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
The NFL announced Tuesday the Week 1 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins won't be played in Miami on Sunday due to the impending threat from Hurricane.Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald shared the NFL's full statement. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported the news.Rapoport noted options for the game reportedly include moving it to a neutral site on Sunday or keeping the game in Miami to be played at a later date. "Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Chelsea reportedly failed with a late attempt to signThomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain in the recent summer transfer window, as didPremier League rivals Tottenham HotspurAccording to Belgian outletLa Derniere Heure(viaThe Sun's Gary Stonehouse), both clubs looked to take advantage of Dani Alves' move to PSG and attempted to lure right-back Meunier away from the Parc des Princes.Chelsea wanted competition and cover forCesar Azpilicueta while Spurs were looking to replace Kyle Walk 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
A former Super Eagles Coach Christian Chukwu yesterday urged Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr to improve the teams defence toward qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Colombia and Brazil drew 1-1 in2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL) on Tuesday, as the points were shared inBarranquilla.Willian opened the scoring for Brazil on the stroke of half-time, as his blockbuster strike flew past goalkeeper David Ospina.However,Radamel Falcao equalised after 56 minutes, with the hosts battling their way back into the contest in the second half.James Rodriguez returned to the Colombian team after injury, as coachJose Pekerman picked new Tottenham Hotspur defende 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
REPORTS from England say Chelsea outcast Diego Costa is ready to begin peace talks with the Blues in a bid to save his World Cup dream after failed move to Atletcio Madrid. The Chelsea striker suffered a major blow on Friday when the move to Atletico Madrid he has been pushing for collapsed at the [] 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
The Spain international, who joined the club in 2010, has two years remaining on his current deal but wants to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
We thought we had seen the last of him at Stamford Bridge, but Diego Costa may yet pull on a Chelsea shirt again.The striker has spent the summer back home in Brazil and has not played for the Blues since a 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley.But sources close to the club believe there is still a possibility he could return to London and play a part in their season.Costa claimed he had been "treated like a criminal" in an interview with the Daily Mail last month, after manage 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension with the Spanish club. The 47-year-old Argentine, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season, has committed to the club until June 2020. He is the longest-serving current La Liga manager, having been appointed in 2011. Also a former []The post Diego Simeone Signs Two-Year Contract Extension appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
FIFA isn't talking. Neither is Qatar. Nor Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or the UAE. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
The LA Galaxy attacker and his brother both are back in the XI, while Javier Hernandez moves to the bench for El Tri. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
DR Congo threw away a two-goal lead to be held 2-2 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying clash with Tunisia in Kinshasa on Tuesday night. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says although the team is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup, it cannot afford to underrate Zambia in its next match. NigeriaThe post Eagles must not underrate strong Zambia in key WC qualifier, says Rohr appeared first on TheCable. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Mondays crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against the Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde, even though the tie ended in a draw. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Eagles to Get Full Bonus for Draw in Yaounde 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Ezekiel Elliott's fate has yet to be decided by the NFL, but in the meantime, the Dallas Cowboys running back may be able to see the field for his team's Week 1 matchup with the New York Giants.Mike Fisher of CowboysHQ.com reported the NFL toldFederal Judge Amos Mazzant that regardless of the decision in Elliott's appeal of his six-game suspension, he'll be eligible to play Sunday.Harold Henderson is overseeing the appeal of Elliott's suspension. The NFL Players Associat 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Arbitrator Harold Henderson reportedly upheld the six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Tuesday, as first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen.Elliott appealed the six-game suspension on Aug. 15. The NFL Players Association released a statement on the running back's behalf at the time:According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the decision to uphold the ban came during the final five to 10 minutes of Tuesday's court hearing.Tom Pelissero of NFL Network re 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Radamel Falcao scored a second half equaliser as Colombia snatched a 1-1 draw to halt Brazil's remarkable run of nine consecutive World Cup qualifying victories on Tuesday.The post Falcao strikes as Colombia snatch Brazil draw appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Federer to face ghost of US Open past 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
FIFA have rejected Adrien Silva's transfer to Leicester City, according to'A Bola. The central midfielder, who was agreed over by the Foxes and Portuguese side Sporting CP after the close of the transfer window, was believed to have been given special dispensation to make his move. But with Premier League action coming back full swing next weekend, Leicester have been hit with the news that Silva cannot be included in their squad. 'Other reportssuggest that the move is done and th 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Five things we learned 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Forward Gareth Bale says it is a case of "two down, two to go" for Wales as they chase a World Cup spot. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
A hat-trick from Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey inspired Ghana to a 5-1 in Congo in Group E of World Cup qualifying. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
IMMEDIATE past president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan says he is proud of the Super Eagles despite their 1 1 draw with Cameroon in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier. The Eagles secured a 1 1 draw with the Indomitable Lions on Monday night. Jonathan hailed the team and said he was confident the team [] 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Group D in Africas 2018 World Cup qualifiers remains wide open after Burkina Faso and Senegal played to a dramatic 2-2 draw in Ouagadougou on Tuesday night. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Atlanta Hawks big man Miles Plumlee was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession in August.Veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey (h/t Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) broke the news. Police records obtained by the Shelter Island Reporter (h/t Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach) confirmed the arrest and noted he was Plumlee "posted $100 cash bail"after the arrest in New York."We are aware of the situation involving Miles," the Hawks said in a statement, via 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
NFL teams trimmed their rosters from 90 to 53 players on Saturday, but it wasn't until Tuesday night that fans received their annual behind-the-scenes look at how the process unfolded.On the season finale of HBO's Hard Knocks, the curtain was drawn back as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were faced with several tough decisions regarding the composition of their squad entering Week 1 of the regular season."I hate today," general manager Jason Licht said of making cuts, per Pewter Rep 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Everton's on loan striker Henry Onyekuru says he knows Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was pursuing his transfer this summer but that it was his destiny to sign for Everton. Ronald Koeman captured the 20-year-old Nigerian international for 7m from KAS Eupen, but then instantly loaned him to rival Belgian club Anderlecht to continue his development. []The post Henry Onyekuru Has No Regrets Snubbing Brendan Rodgers For Everton appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Substitute Bobby Wood equalised in the 85th minute to rescue a point for the United States against Honduras in World Cup qualifying. 
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