SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [9TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Sat, 09 Sep 2017
South Africa may appeal against Fifa's decision to order a replay of the World Cup qualifier against Senegal because of 'match manipulation' by the referee.South Africa may appeal against Fifa's decision to order a replay of the World Cup qualifier against Senegal because of 'match manipulation' by the referee.South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 at home [] 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
It's a hard life being a footballer. Sure, the fame, adulation, and millions upon millions of pounds are all well and good, but sometimes people are downright rude, or want you to justify their expenditure with consistent performances, the cheek! That's if you're not iced out by a new manager looking to stamp his authority upon a new dressing room... Following reports that Diego Costa remains at home in Brazil having not been named in Chelsea's Champions League squad, here ar 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Captain of the women national basketball team, D'Tigress, Aisha Muhammed, has charged her male national team colleagues, D'Tigers, to go all out and retain the FIBA AfroBasket title they won two years ago. D'Tigers began their campaign in this year's edition of AfroBasket only yesterday in Tunisia. Muhammed noted that D'Tigress took inspiration from the exploits of D'Tigers to win the women title in Bamako, Mali last month. She said: 'We decided to go all out f 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
2017 Afrobasket for men in Tunisia: First Quarter: Nigeria 17, CIV 11 Diogu7points Mbamalu2 rebounds Iroegbu2 assists 2017 Afrobasket for men in Tunisia: Second Quarter: Nigeria 25, CIV 22 Diogu19points Diogu4 rebounds Mbamalu3 assists End of first half: Nigeria 42,CIV 33 2017 Afrobasket for men in Tunisia: Third Quarter: Nigeria 11, CIV 17 Diogu21points Diogu7 [] 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Catalan says Manchester City agreed a "huge" contract with the 17-year-old, and did everything possible to keep him even after his agents reneged 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Arsenal have agreed a deal with Monaco for the signing of Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Star. Lemar has also reportedly agreed terms with the Gunners, with the 21-year-old set to sign a five-year deal worth 250,000 per week. The apparent agreement does not depend on Alexis Sanchez leaving []The post Arsenal agree deal to sign Lemar in January appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
My heart goes out to Arsenal fans. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The president of Atletico Madrid spoke to the press after the inauguration of the metro station for the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, and he explained that he was hopeful Diego Costa would return to the club in January. With a FIFA ban in place until then, the Rojiblancos have had to make do over the summer. [] 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine's suspension for his role in an Aug. 24 brawl with the Detroit Tigers has been reduced to one game.Per Jack Curry of the YES Network, Romine will serve his suspension during Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers.During the game between the Yankees and Tigers, there were three separate bench-clearingincidents. Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle was ejected in the sixth inning after hitting Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera with a pitch.Cabrera and R 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Arda Turan has reportedly blocked a loan move to Galatasaray from Barcelona after the two clubs had already agreed to the transfer.According to Moises Llorens of AS, a two-year deal was in place, and with the Turkish window still open until midnight BT on Friday, the move could have gone ahead. Marcaeven went so far as to report the deal was complete:But Turan had other plans, as he has no intention of leaving the Catalans for his homeland. Per Llorens, all signs indicated a split was on the hor 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern Munich's CEO, believesthat for Bundesliga clubs to remaincompetitive in the 'global' game of football, the50+1 ownership rule imposed upon German clubs must be scrapped - according to a report published by German outletSuddeutsche Zeitung. The 50+1 rule dictates that a club must bemore than 50 percentowned by its members,a requirement which has come under fire from a number of German club officials, who believe that the rule deeply limits the... 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to ongoing speculation regarding Thomas Muller's future, telling reporters the forward's frustration with a lack of playing time is understandable.Per SportBild (h/t Metro Sport), a host of Premier League clubs have been linked with the 27-year-old of late, including Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.Muller hasn't been a regular starter this season, and Ancelotti understood how that can be frustrating:Thomas Muller is fit, in good s 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The former Lille midfielder confirmed on social media that he has signed with the Queensland-based A-League club 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Safety Calvin Pryor's wait to find a new home didn't take long, as the Jacksonville Jaguarsclaimed him off waivers Friday.The Jaguars officially announced they claimed Pryor off waivers.On Thursday, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jacksonannouncedthe team released Pryor.NFL Network'sIan Rapoportreported Pryor was being released after getting into a fight with a teammate.According to NFL Network's MikeGarafolo, Pryor'sfight was with wide receiver Ricardo Louis.The Jaguars 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Castleford Tigers move 12 points clear at the top of Super League with a 38-24 win against second-placed Leeds Rhinos. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Blues boss has given his opinion on this summer's business after his side were outspent by several Champions League rivals 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook on injured reserve Friday, the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran reported.Westbrook is listed as having a core muscle injury on the Jaguars' Week 1 injury report.A fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, he appeared in three preseason games, catching 13 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.The news does lead to some questions as to why Westbrook played in Jacksonville's final preseason game. Prior to the 13 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Delta State will remain committed to the discovery of young talents in sports and developing them into world champions, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said.1234567891011121314 Latest NewsPlateau United, MFM in final push for first NPFL titleIbrahim Mustapha: Enyimba match with Katsina United a do-or die affairArsenal Chairman talking rubbish'I didnt deserve to win FedererMickelson back for Presidents CupSuper Eagles stars on parade as Leicester host ChelseaAmeobi eyes coachi 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Derby County kept Hull City's miserable run of form away from home going with a brilliant 5-0 victory at Pride Park. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Dimitri Payet has described Slaven Bilic as a "father" figure to him while at West Ham, but said he had several reasons to leave. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles were indeed SUPER on September 2 in Uyo when they swept off the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. Nigeria recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory with two goals in each half and it is currently the highest victory margin recorded against the country's arch rival in football. It was not an easy match at all but somehow the players rose to the occasion to get the job done in style. Three days later it was a tough encounter in Yaounde and the Eagles again dominated the Lions in their... 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Musa: We are now unstoppable 'We aren't carrie d away by victory over Cameroon, says Simon Super Eagles players have said they will approach their next 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Chipolopolo of Zambia with the same determination with which they destroyed the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. The Eagles trounced the African champions 4-0 in Uyo last week Friday and followed that up with a 1-1 draw in Yaound on Monday to brighten their chances of qualifying for the World Cup 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Edinburgh maintain their winning Pro14 start under Richard Cockerill with a bonus-point win over Dragons at Myreside. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Odsonne Edouard scores on his Celtic debut, adding to strikes by Stuart Armstrong and two by Scott Sinclair, as Hamilton are swept aside. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Jimmy Anderson's 500th Test wicket provided the long-anticipated landmark moment Lord's craved as England held the advantage in a tense, low-scoring match against West Indies at Lord's. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo scored for Feirense but it was not enough as they lost 3-2 at home to Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese top flight on Friday night. The goal was Etebos second after five league games for Feirense this season. His last goal was on August 21 in a [] 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his request for a temporary restraining order against a pending six-game NFL suspension grantedFridayby United States district judge Amos L. Mazzant III in Texas.The MMQB's Albert Breer first reported the news, and ESPN's Josina Anderson provided a copy of the judge's opinion:Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk noted that the judge could still move to dismiss Elliott's motion "based on the argument that it was filed prematurel 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott provided his first public comment on Instagram after a judge granted him a temporary restraining order against the six-game suspension levied against him by the NFL (Warning: video contains NSFW language).ESPN's Josina Anderson shared a copy of the opinion of District Judge Amos L. Mazzant IIIruling the NFL didn't give Elliott a fair hearing when he appealed the suspension:In particular, Mazzant took issue with the NFL's decision not to 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
World football governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against England midfielder Dele Alli after he gestured with his middle finger during Englands 2-1 win against Slovakia on Monday. TheThe post FIFA probes Dele Allis offensive gesture appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Former Real Madrid centre-back Pepe has criticised Spanish champions'fans, juxtaposingthem with the supporters of his new side Besiktas, who he claims show more passion. The Portugal international left the Bernabeu to join Besiktas after spending 10 years with the Champions League holders, and insists that he is very happy with the move. Pepe's transfer came about after Madrid refused him a requested two-year extension, offering one year instead.There was also interest from the likes o 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong, has directed all former presidents of national sports federations to hand-over to their successors or face litigation. The minister's spokesperson, Nneka Anibeze, said in a statement that Dalong gave the directive in Abuja during a meeting with the federations' presidents and the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC). []The post Hand over of face litigation- Dalung tells ex-sports federation appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can tru 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Fit-again Eden Hazard is set to feature in Chelsea's Premier League visit to Leicester City this weekend, Antonio Conte has confirmed, Soccerway reports. The forward fractured his right ankle while on Belgium duty in June, but was used by his country in World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar and Greece during the recent international break. Conte [] 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Hunt: No need to panic 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Roger Federer, foiled once again one match from a first-ever US Open match against Rafael Nadal, said he just didnt deserve to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the rematch of their epic 2009 final. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Super Eagles forward, Tony Nwakaeme, finally got his first invitation to the national team in the last double header FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon. The Hapoel Beer Sheva striker told CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he loves playing wherever he finds happiness. Excerpts' How does it feel finally getting invitation to the Super Eagles after your impressive performance for your club' I am just speechless. I was happy, being with the team is something I can't even explain. I want 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Enyimba FC forward, Ibrahim Mustapha has said his sides last league match with Katsina United is a do- or die affair. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Cleveland Indians already set a franchise record with their current winning streak, and they extended it to 16 in a row with a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. According to MLB Network, Cleveland tied the second-longest winning streak by an MLB team in the last 50 years:Mike Clevinger pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven in Friday's victory. Edwin Encarnacion also homered for the second straight game as he gave the Indians a 3-0 lead in the bottom of 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
His side ran riot at Metz as the 18-year-old announced himself at his new club with a goal 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Milwaukee Bucks have until Oct. 31 to reach an agreement on an extension with Jabari Parker, and the 22-year-old forward reportedly doesn't plan to give the team a discount in negotiations.TheRacine Journal Times' Gery Woelfel reported Parker's representatives are looking for a five-year contract potentially worth between $146 million and $175 million.While Parker's desire for a max extension is understandable, he arguably hasn't done enough to justify such a signifi 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine made his Hull City debut off the bench as they were smashed 5-0 by Derby County at iPro Stadium. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he shook hands on a new deal with Jadon Sancho, only for the teenager to join Borussia Dortmund. 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Jampies at Wits to "keep fit" 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Kansas City Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt has received high praise from former NFL running back Larry Johnson after his 246-yard, three-touchdown performance against the New England Patriots on Thursday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Johnson said Hunt has the potential to become the best running back in Chiefs history and didn't stop there."I could see this kid, really, 1,000 yards rushing, 1,000 yards receiving, and he'd be the Rookie of t 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Fact:Kareem Hunt recorded the most scrimmage yards (239) by any player in his NFL debut since the 1970 merger.Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engagingCold Hard Factsof the day, presented by Coors Light.Source:NFL Research 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
TheBrazos CountySheriff's Office in Texas is conducting an investigation into racist hate mail sent to Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.Per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, the sheriff's office confirmed Friday it opened an investigation into the situation.On Friday, Sumlin's wife, Charlene Sumlin, posted an image to Twitter of a letter sent to the family's home containing racist and offensive language.(Warning: image contains offensive language)Texas A&M President Micha 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Liverpool manager is confident there will be no problem reintegrating the star midfielder as he did not seek a move to a Premier League rival 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The New England Patriots and linebacker Kyle Van Noy agreed to a two-year contract extension on Friday, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com:Van Noy, 26, has registered 35 tackles, a sack and an interception since joining the Patriots last season.The LionstradedVan Noy and a seventh-round pick to the Patriots last October in exchange for a sixth-round pick. The linebacker failed to make a major impact with the Lions in his three seasons in Detroit but found a niche in New England.That allowed t 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Ligue 1 side made it five wins in a row to underline their status as title favourites, leaving their coach content 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Kylian Mbappe scores on his Paris St-Germain debut as the Ligue 1 leaders eventually thrash 10-man Metz. 
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