SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [8TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The world football governing body, FIFA, has ordered a World Cup qualifier clash between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after a Ghanaian referee who has been banned for life manipulated the match In the previous game which was played on the 12th of November, 2016, South Africa won 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph []The post 2018 World Cup Qualifier: FIFA orders South Africa vs Senegal clash be replayed after a Ghanaian referee who has been banned for life influenced the match appeared 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The cities have made an official declaration of interest, with the the United Bid Committee set to review all the bids 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Sporting have released the financial details behind Adrien Silva's move to Leicester City, revealing the Foxes paid29.5 million for the midfielder, who is unlikely to feature before January after the deal narrowly missed the transfer deadline.Per Tom Webber of Goal.com, Sporting informed thePortuguese Securities Market Commission of the details behind the move, making it official. Because Leicester missed the transfer deadline by 14 seconds, he's not currently eligible to be registered 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By Joe Apu Reigning AfroBasket champion, Nigeria will today begin her campaign to defend the title won in Tunisia in 2015 as D' Tigers confront Cote d' Ivoire in what has been described as the team's major test since preparations began. Coach Alex Nwora has just team captain Ike Diogu from the 2015 winning squad... 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Athletics coach, Tobias Igwe, and ex-athlete, Deji Aliu, have said the board of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria must adopt a new approach to solve the current problems facing the sport in the country. The new AFN board, led by Ibrahim Guasu, has reportedly been enmeshed in crisis since its inauguration in July. [] 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told reporters he believes Liverpool "tapped up" Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before his transfer this summer, and even wonders whether the Reds did so on the day the two teams played.John Cross of the Daily Mirror reported the comments, in which the Frenchman said the process of tapping-up is inevitable:"Even in the games, you sit there before the games and even in players minds they have no clarity. Are they in' Are they out' Are they half 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Tottenham boss made it clear that the 24-year-old's negative antics would not be tolerated at the London club before signing him 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Tottenham boss made it clear that the 24-year-old's negative antics would not be tolerated at the London club before signing him 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Parents and kids are in enthusiastic mood in Benin City, ahead of the Edo FA/SuperSport Let's Play programme scheduled for Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Edo FA boss, Frank Ilaboya, has said. Over 300 kids are expected to take part in the programme meant for kids between eight and 13 years. 'Parents and kids alike are excitedly looking forward to the event on Saturday at the Ogbe Stadium, where the six-man SuperSport crew, which includes 1997 African Player of the Year, Vict 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Edo State government has declared intentions to host the Nigerias first leg, first round Fifa U20 Womens World Cup qualifier against Tanzania in Benin city, the states capital. Frank Ilaboya, Chairman, Edo Football Association said an official bid has been submitted in regards to hosting the clash between the Falconets and their east African counterpart []The post Benin city bid to host Nigeria, Tanzanias world cup qualifier appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The U20 World Cup qualifier is now scheduled for September 16 against Tanzania. Nigeria is quite eager to return to the global stage. The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State is already wearing a new look as it gets set to host the Super Falconets World Cup qualifier. The Edo []The post Benin City Ready To Host World Cup Qualifier appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Buffalo Bills are hoping for a big year out of LeSean McCoy this season and have reportedly provided monetary incentives to get the most out of the veteran running back.According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team added $2.5 million in incentives to McCoy's contract based on production.Per Spotrac, McCoy already had a base salary of $6 million for 2017 with a cap hit of $8.875 million.Only Pittsburgh Steelers star Le'Veon Bell has a largercap hitthis year among running backs.Sc 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By Johnny Edward: Nigerias DTigress emerged as one of the biggest climbers in the latest Nike FIBA World Ranking for Women in the wake of their FIBA Womens AfroBasket 2017 success, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Sam Vincent-led side rose to the 34th place in the current ranking of the Nike FIBA World Ranking for Women from [] 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Arsenal starAlexis Snchez was reportedly jubilant about his potential move to Manchester City, prior to it's collapse. This is according to fellow Chile international Mauricio Isla, per the'Metro. The Fenerbahe defender spoke following Snchez's disappointing performances for the national side, with Chile suffering back-to-back defeats against Paraguay and Bolivia. The Arsenal winger was reportedly'set to move to Manchester City this summer, before the transfer collapsed as Ar 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Basketball coaches, Peter Ahmedu, Sani Ahmed and Scott Nnaji, have said the inclusion of four home-based players in the Nigerian team to the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship in Tunisia and Senegal indicated that the country is heading for a new direction in the sport. D'Tigers team to the 2017 AfroBasket, who are captained [] 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Want-away Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has returned to Melwood to begin training after playing for Brazil in two World Cup qualifiers. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Real Madrid lauded several of his players but put special praise on his Portuguese star 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina Champions D'Tigers begin their FIBA AfroBasket title defence against West African rivals Ivory Coast in a Group A match at the Salle Omnisport de Rades, Rads, Tunisia, on Friday. The Nigerians, who will be playing in familiar territory, having won the African title two years ago in Tunisia, then play other group opponents [] 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports has felicitated with four- time African weightlifting champion and Commonwealth gold medalist Mariam Usman, on the occasion of her decoration with a 2008 Olympic bronze medal. Usman placed 5th at the Beijing Olympics but was upgraded to third position after the silver and bronze medalists were stripped... 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has felicitated with four- time African weightlifting champion and Commonwealth gold medalist Mariam Usman, on the occasion of her decoration with a 2008 Olympic bronze medal. Usman placed 5th at the Beijing Olympics but was upgraded to third position after the silver and bronze medalists were stripped of their medals for drug use. On the occasion which took place at the media Centre of the National Stadium Abuja, the Minister expressed delight o 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola suffered a possible concussion in Thursday's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.Mike Reiss of ESPN reported the Patriots said Amendola would not return because of a head injury, and Greg A. Bedard of Boston Sports Journal noted NBC's Michele Tafoya said on the broadcast the receiver was "in the locker room and appears to be in concussion protocol."Durability has been a concern with Amendola in the past, as he played 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Del Potro Stuns Federer in Four Sets to Berth SFinal 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
What has Sir Philip Craven achieved in 16 years as head of the International Paralympic Committee - and what must his successor do 

Fri, 08 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 [] 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
DraftKings and FanDuel, which specialize in daily fantasy sports, will each pay the Massachusetts attorney general's office $1.3 million to settle a pending lawsuit following "allegations of unfair and deceptive practices by the companies prior to 2016," according to ESPN.com's David Purdum."I am glad to have reached these settlements to address various consumer issues that existed at the early stages of this new industry,"Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Ayo Adewole, Secretary of the FCT Cricket Association on Thursday said he was optimistic that the team would win medals at the third National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin.The post FCT Cricket Association optimistic of medals at NYG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Fears of World Cup without Messi 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Some things are meant to happen in life and perhaps Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal at the US Open is simply not among them. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Fenerbahce hold talks with Diego Costa's representatives about signing the Chelsea striker on loan. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
After a tensed semi-final battle between Kano Pillars and Kwara Falcons of Ilorin, Kano Pillars emerged victorious beating Kwara Falcons 69-59 points to zoom into the finals of the 2017 Kwese Basketball Premier League holding at the Indoor Gym of the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Final 8: Pillars Through to Final, Pick Continental Ticket 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
N20m top prize motivates players After a tensed semifinal battle between Kano Pillars and Kwara Falcons of Ilorin, Kano Pillars emerged victorious beating Kwara Falcons 69-59 points to zoom into the finals of the 2017 Kwese Premier League holding at the Indoor Gym of the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. The clash between the two Conference champions was a thriller of sort with the Falcons giving Pillars a big fight. With the win Pillars becomes the first team in the Final 8 championship to book a co 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Arsene Wenger questions whether Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules should be scrapped - saying clubs are "not respecting" them. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The University of Florida announced Thursday it has canceled Saturday's game against Northern Colorado atBen Hill Griffin Stadiumdue to Hurricane Irma."We have been in constant communication this week with University and government officials," Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin said in a statement."As the Hurricane's track has approached the state of Florida, it's become obvious that playing a football game is not the right thing to do. The focus of our stat 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Having already sold the company,Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta have reportedly cashed in on their remaining investment in UFC.Forbes'Noah Kirsch reported the pair sold their rest of their shares in UFC toWME-IMG and the company was valued at $5 billion as part of the transaction.The Fertitta brothers sold UFC to WME-IMG in July 2016 for roughly $4 billion.The deal represented a massive windfall. The Fertittas purchased UFC in 2001 for $2 million and helped turn the company into the premier mixe 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Despite splashing almost '400million on Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe who came on an initial loan deal from AS Monaco, PSGs expensively assembled team is not yet in the category of defending Champions League holders Real Madrid who still remain the favourites to retain their title, according to ex-German international Michael Ballack. Zinedine Zidanes side [] 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Florida State announced Thursday it has cancelled Saturday's football game against Louisiana-Monroe due to Hurricane Irma.This comes after FSU president John ThrasherannouncedWednesday the game previously scheduled to take place at Doak Campbell Stadium inTallahassee, Florida, had been moved up to 12 p.m. ET "after consulting with a number of state agencies and based on the information we have on the potential impact on the state."As far as making up the game, the Seminoles 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis has summoned 22 players for friendlies in Commerce City, Colorado, and Cincinnati 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Hull City coach Leonid Slutsky has revealed that the Championship side were 'very close' to signing Ahmed Musa from Leicester Citybefore the closure of the transfer window. Slutsky, Musa's formerThe post Hull city coach: Why we were unable to sign Ahmed Musa appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Premier League club lost out to PSG in the race to sign the young star, despite the striker being impressed by the former Barca manager 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Premier League club lost out to PSG in the race to sign the young star, despite the striker being impressed by the former Barca manager 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
In spite of their horrible start to the season, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger believes the manager and players deserve some support, including Mesut Ozil. If Arsenal legends like Thierry Henry and Ian Wright expected Coach Arsene Wenger to support them in criticizing underperforming players like Mesut Ozil, they should think again. The Arsenal manager spoke []The post I Love My Players And Believe In Them Wenger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
If the Argentina star was at his current level in the early 2000s, the Madrid president admits he would have tried to land him 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
After agreeing a '30 million move from Lazio, the 22-year-old says he has a different style to the 18-year-old, who left for Paris Saint-Germain 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 11-2 on Thursday night to earn their 15th win in a row, a franchise record.The team celebrated the achievement on Twitter:According to ESPN Stats & Info, it's the longest winning streak by an MLB team since the Oakland Athletics reeled off 20 straight victories in 2002.The Athletic'sZack Meiselnoted the Indians have outscored their opponents 109-28 during their winning streak.Corey Kluber pitched seven innings Thursday, allowing two 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Jamie Vardy has refused to rule out an exit from Leicester City as the striker looks to add to his Premier League medal. Vardy scored 24 league goals as he helped the Foxes to a historic Premier League winning title campaign during the 2015/16 season. While NGolo Kante departed for Chelsea soon after, Vardy, who []The post Jamie Vardy Open To Leicester City Exit appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy said Thursday he believes the Golden State Warriors will "win forever if everything stays the same," and added he already thinks"this season is over." Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio (h/t Business Insider's Scott Davis), Van Gundy conceded he doesn't see any way another team can contend with the Warriors for a titleeven if the Cleveland Cavaliers parlayed the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick into another superstar like Paul G 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Conflicting reports surfaced Thursday regarding Joel Embiid's pursuit of a new contract as the Philadelphia 76ers center enters the final guaranteed year of his rookie deal.Howard Eskin of 94WIP in Philadelphia reported (via CBS Philly'sAndrew Porter)Embiid's agent, Leon Rose, was looking to get his client an extension before he worked out in five-on-five situations with the team. However, theBucks County Courier Times' Tom Moore spoke to an NBA source who said there's & 
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