SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [7TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Thu, 07 Sep 2017
As it stands, the French team has emerged the most expensive national football team in the world; thanks mainly to two teenagers and a flashy midfielder.The post #TrendingNow: France emerges as most expensive national football team in the world appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Over 4000 Nigerian youths are expected at the maiden edition of Presidential Youth Open swimming championship which will hold from October 10-14 at the Jabi lake water front in Abuja. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
For some, running just one marathon is the ultimate sporting achievement. For others, it's just the beginning. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Ondo State government has promised to revive the Araromi new stadium acquired at a whopping sum of N3billion which was said to have been abandoned by the immediate past administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko, with a promise to build it to Olympic-size. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Ubong Emmanuel Algeria head coach, Lucas Alcarcaz, has said that the Super Eagles will pull through to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, irrespective of the threat triggered by second placed Zambia as both teams meet next month. Speaking in an interview with journalists, Alcataz said Nigeria should qualify, although the Chipolopolo of Zambia would prove to be a hard nut to crack. He feels Rohr's boys will eventually get the ticket to Russia. ''I know it was an interesting 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The former Arsenal man has revealed the reasons behind his deadline day switch from the Gunners to their Premier League rivals 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Argentinas 2018 World Cup qualifying struggles continued with a 1-1 home draw against bottom side Venezuela. By the time Argentina kicked off against Venezuela in Buenos Aires, they were down to sixth place in the table; outside the qualification slots and 90 minutes later, things had not got much better. The 1-1 draw takes the []The post Argentina misses golden chance to 2018 World Cup after 1-1 home draw against Venezuela appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Argentina struggled to a 1-1 draw with Venezuela here Tuesday which left the South American giants' 2018 World Cup qualification hopes hanging in the balance. A second-half own goal from Venezuela defender Rolf Feltscher spared Argentina's blushes after the visitors had taken the lead through Jhon Murillo. The result left Argentina in fifth place in..."The post Argentina Struggle To Venezuela Draw appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe has admitted he considered joining Arsenal before making a loan switch to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco.According toTom OlverofMetro, the France international said Arsenal wanted to bring him to the Premier League, and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger discussed a potential transfer with him.Mbappe said:"Yes, I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach. He has a great reputation here in France, hes well-respected and knows how to develop young players." 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea wanted to sign Bayern Munich superstar Thomas Muller this summer, according to reports.German magazineSportBild(h/tJames Cambridgeof theDaily Express) reported the three Premier League giants and Juventus enquired about the forward's availability after he suffered a goal drought last term. Muller has lost form under Bayernmanager Carlo Ancelotti and is described as "unsettled."Muller was recently dropped from the Bayern starting XI, asAncelotti looke 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Bafana to replay Senegal 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The 19-year-old is tipped as the next big thing off La Masia's production line and he has now pledged his future to the Catalans 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Carlo Ancelotti will be without either of his preferred left-back options after the club confirmed an injury lay-off for their Austrian star 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas turned heads when he said "I don't think the Boston Celtics got better by making this trade" in a Wednesday article for thePlayers' Tribune, and his former head coach responded. The Celtics on CSN shared Boston coach Brad Stevens' response, where he praised Thomas' ability to capture the emotional cost of the trade as well as his skills on the court and the time they had to work together:Thomas was part of the package the Celt 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
World number one Rafael Nadal advanced to the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday by defeating Russian teen Andrey Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. The Spaniard, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, will have his first US Open match against Roger Federer on Friday if the Swiss 19-time Grand Slam winner can defeat Argentinas Juan Martin del Potro [] 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The three-week race reaches stage 17 and there are 31% gradients on a tough ascent to the summit finish - who will challenge Chris Froome's dominance 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The plans to renovate Quicken Loans Arena are back on.Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert killed the deal to put $140 million into the team's home arena on Aug. 28, per Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com.On Wednesday, however, the team announced it would renew these plans, per the Associated Press (via ESPN). It will also extend the lease seven more years to 2034.Theoriginal plansfor the renovation began in December 2016, with the aim to upgrade the dining, bars and public gathering space.Clev 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Michael Jordan is still the greatest basketball player to ever live, at least according to Hall of Famer and TNT broadcaster Charles Barkley.CSN Philly shared a list of Barkley's top players in NBA history on Wednesday, and his Airness sits atop the throne. More notably, however, LeBron James is a distant seventh and behind Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant on Barkley's list:This is not the first time Barkley has ranked Bryanta five-time championahead of Jamesa three-time champion.C 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
John Kavanagh, head coach of Conor McGregor, wants his fighter to face Nate Diaz in a rubber match.According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Kavanagh wrote a column for the Irish publication The42.ie in which he stated he wants Diaz to be McGregor's next opponent. However, he granted the fight may not occur until 2018.McGregor and Diaz split two matches in 2016, with Diaz submitting the former in March at UFC 196 but McGregor winning a majority decision in August at UFC 202.While Kavanagh sug 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
LiverpoolPhilippe Coutinhohas decided against playing up this week. After seeingLiverpoolrefuse to sell him toBarcelonaby last Friday, it was suggested Coutinho could refuse to return from Brazil, where he has been with the national team squad. Sportsays Coutinho discussed with family members about missing this mornings flight and spending several days in Rio as a show..."The post Coutinho Chooses Playing Against Barcelona appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Nigeria now 34th FIBA on women world rankings Emmanuel Tobi Nigeria national male basketball team, D'Tigers, on Wednesday departed for Tunisia in high hopes as they aspire to defend their title at the 2017 AfroBasket. The team which flew out of the country from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos aboard an Air Maroc flight will start their campaign in the African championship with preliminary games against DR Congo, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire for the competition taking the tip off on Fri 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Washington Wizards centre Daniel Ochefu believes Nigeria are the team to beat as they begin their campaign to retain the men's Afrobasket title they won in Tunisia two years ago. The championship, which begins on Friday, is jointly hosted for the first time by Senegal and Tunisia. The men's national basketball team D'Tigers flew out [] 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Subway reportedly terminated its sponsorship agreement with NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez after he handed out Dunkin' Donuts to fans at a July event in New Hampshire."Due to circumstances beyond our control, Subway had to terminate its sponsorship of Daniel Suarez," the company said in a statement, according to theLos Angeles Times' George Diaz."That is nothing in my control and there's not a lot I can do about it," Suarez said, per NASCAR scribeJeff Gluck.ESPN.c 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer in four sets to make the US Open semi-finals where he will play Rafael Nadal. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Diego Costas expected move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid is said to be a step closer after Diego Simeone agreed to commit his long-term future to the La Liga side by putting pen to paper on a new deal lasting until 2020. Spanish radio station Cadena Cope says that the managers decision is directly linked []The post Diego Costa Edges Closer To Chelsea Exit appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia sees sign stealing as part of baseball and stressed the onus is on the opposition to change things up."It's part of the game," Pedroia said Wednesday, per Scott Lauber of ESPN.com. "Our adjustment to that stuff is: Go out to the mound and change the signs.""It's been around a long, long time," he continued. "We were doing that at Douglass Junior High School [in Woodland, California], where I played. So, I d 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Dwyane Wade's relationship with the Chicago Bulls may be on thin ice.According to HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy on Wednesday, Wade reportedly has grown frustrated with Bulls brass because he received "assurances from the front office that it would field a competitive team" before he opted into his $23.8 million player option for the 2017-18 season.Wade made the call to see out his tenure in the Windy City on June 20. Two days later, on draft night, the Bulls shipped Jimmy Butler t 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Super Eagles' Captain, John Obi Mikel was the youngest player when he joined the national team in 2006. That was when the Super Eagles were peopled by such luminaries as Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Obinna Nsofor, Christian Obodo, John Utaka, Joseph Yobo, Taiye Taiwo, Wilson Oruma, Isaac Okoronkwo, Obinna Nwaneri, Obafemi Martins and..."The post Eagles Young Stars Potential Blessings For Future Mikel appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Supersport Let's Play programme at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Saturday has attracted a lot of excitement in the Edo State capital. Edo FA boss Frank Ilaboya said 300 kids would take part in the event. Ilaboya confirmed that former Super Eagles stars Austin Eguavoen, Victor Ikpeba, ex-Golden Eaglets coach Monday Odigie, Wilson [] 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, currently sitting at 48,214 career passing yards, will likely eclipse the 50,000 mark during the upcoming 2017 season, per NFL Communications.Manning has surpassed the 4,000 passing-yard mark in each of the past three seasons and would reach 52,214 yards if he does so again this season. Assuming he stays healthy and accomplishes the feat, he would pass both Warren Moon (49,325) and John Elway (51,475) and move into sixth on the all-time list.Despite throw 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The French side's new signing is in line to face Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday, according to club's manager 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
England Women manager Mark Sampson said his "conscience is clear" on Tuesday following accusations of bullying, discrimination and racism by striker Eni Aluko.The post Eni Alukos racism accusations: England coach has clear conscience appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Three UK-based Nigerian footballer brothers 'Sam, Efe and Akpo Sodje 'have been accused of helping to launder proceeds from fraud to the tune of 80,000 in four different countries. TheyThe post Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in 80k fraud in UK appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Ezekiel Elliott was "focused" during practice sessions despite his ongoing appeal of his six-game suspension."He seems very focused, locked in on meetings, the walkthrough," Garrett told reporters Wednesday. "We'll have a good practice today. He's done an excellent job in his preparation."Elliott, 22, appeared in court Tuesday as part of the federal appeals process of his suspension related to allegations of domestic 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Eighteen players, including two Super Eagles' goalkeepers, have been invited to camp by the home-based Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf ahead of the West African Football Union Cup of Nations tournament scheduled for September 9 to 24 in Ghana. Demola Olajire, Head of Communication, Nigeria Football Federation, said Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who was in goal against Cameroon [] 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
FIFA have announced that the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the referee for the match, Ghanas Joseph Lamptey, was banned for life following the game. Lamptey awarded South Africa, who won 2-1, a penalty in a move FIFA described as match manipulation, later resulting in the lifetime ban []The post FIFA Order Replay Of South Africa Vs Senegal World Cup Qualifier appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing.The post FIFA orders SAfrica to replay Senegal WC qualifier appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
FIFA Orders SAfrica, Senegal to Replay 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing. The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty. Lamptey was initially suspended for [] 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Defensive struggles, a promising look from a new system and a veteran's last stand headline the key talking points from the USA's latest outing 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The subject of the manager's future was diplomatically avoided at Soccerex by David Dein, who preferred to remember happier Gunners times 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Douglas Randolph is reportedly suing the school for negligence.Laken Litman and Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star reported the news Wednesday and noted head football coach Brian Kelly is named as one of the defendants. The lawsuit says Randolph played for all of the 2015 season and "results of a spinal scan were concealed from him and that he should not have been allowed to continue playing."According to the Indianapolis Star report, Rando 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
George, Ebewele, Okon Hit Ilorin for 2017 National Youth Games 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Three-time major winner Nick Price can look back on many great sporting memories. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Soccer Talk By Mumini Alao: WHEN the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers was made last year, Africa's Group 'B' featuring Algeria, Cameroun, Nigeria and Zambia was dubbed as the 'Group of Death.' Well, it is living up to its name 100 per cent. After four rounds of matches, the World Cup dreams []The post 'Group Of Death' Lives Up To Billing appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
A leading European soccer player's career is in limbo after paperwork relating to his transfer from a Portuguese team to an English Premier League club was submitted 14 seconds too late. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
A leading European soccer player's career is in limbo after paperwork relating to his transfer from a Portuguese team to an English Premier League club was submitted 14 seconds too late. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Eden Hazard has told Marca he would like to see Diego Costa back at Chelsea amid reports that the striker is considering returning to London. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Nigerias young Super Eagles are hungry to be at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and want to make amends for a poor 2014 performance, according to captain John Mikel Obi.123456789101112131415 Latest NewsSalisu picks Ezenwa, Eduwo, Ali, 15 others for WAFU CupWhy Musa, Koko are in DTigers AfroBasket team NBBFNBBF votes N45m for Kwese league winnersOchefu hopeful as DTigers leave for TunisiaHungry Eagles owe Nigerians, says Mikel4000 youths for Presidential Open swimming championshipVenus wins thriller to 
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