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Winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya (L) and women’s winner Gladys Cherono celebrate with thier gold medals after the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017 in Berlin. PHOTO/AFP

Imperious Kipchoge, Cherono Rule Berlin Marathon

NAIROBI, Kenya- The world record he so desired eluded him in pouring rain but that did not stop Eliud Kipchoge from delivering yet another distance running masterclass at the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon where he won in a world leading 2:03:32 on Sunday. It was a perfect day for Kenya when Gladys Cherono completed the double by storming to a 2:20:23 victory in the corresponding women’s race as both champions reclaimed the titles they last won in 2015. READ MORE

KCB Dim Hosts Nakuru To Roar To Fourth Prinsloo Title

NAKURU, Kenya- KCB RFC fought hard to overturn a 5-0 halftime deficit to beat hosts Top Fry Nakuru RFC 29-5 to be crowned 2017 Prinsloo Sevens champions on Sunday September 24 at the Nakuru Athletic Club. Nelson Oyoo touched down at the stroke of half time to give Nakuru a 5-0 lead before Shaban Ahmed touching down a minute into the second half before converting Ojee’s try for a 12-5 score. READ MORE

Leopards Edge Vihiga To Book Sharks GOtv Shield Decider

NAKURU, Kenya-Nine-time domestic cup winners AFC Leopards SC will meet fellow SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side Kariobangi Sharks FC in the GOtv Shield final slated for October 20. Leopards saw off hard fighting National Super League (NSL) leaders Vihiga United FC by a solitary goal in the second semifinal played at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County on Sunday afternoon. Burundian forward Alexis Kitenge scored the all-important goal from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute, his fourth in the competition following a hat-trick in the 7-1 victory over Wazito FC in the quarters. READ MORE

Sanchez Must Earn His Place Back, Wenger Warns

LONDON, England- Arsene Wenger has warned Alexis Sanchez he will have earn his place back in Arsenal’s starting line-up after his failed attempt to force a move to Manchester City. Sanchez was close to joining City before last month’s transfer deadline after his refusal to sign a new contract convinced Wenger to sell him. But the deal fell through when Arsenal were unable to land a replacement for Sanchez, leaving the Chile forward in the awkward position of having to remain with the Gunners at least until January. READ MORE

Talks Of Alvarez-Golovkin Re-Match To Open Soon

LOS ANGELES, United States- Talks for a rematch between undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexican boxing hero Canelo Alvarez are expected to begin in the coming days, the US media reported Saturday. Golovkin, who was making his Las Vegas debut, and Alvarez fought to a draw on Saturday, September 16, in a evenly-matched bout that lived up to its hype as a showdown between the top two middleweights in the world. READ MORE

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