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Top 5 Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

World women 5000m champion, Hellen Obiri, when she received the SJAK/StarTimes Monthly Award For August on Thursday, October 12, 2017. PHOTO/AFP

Tusker Coach Nsimbe Now Eyeing SPL Top Three

NAIROBI,Kenya- Having surrendered their SportPesa Premier League (SPL) title, Tusker FC head coach; George ‘Best’ Nsimbe has shifted his attention towards nailing a top-three finish. The Brewers (40) in seventh are a massive 20 points adrift of leaders and SPL champions-elect; Gor Mahia FC but battling for a top three place is not beyond them with the team in third at the moment, Kakamega Homeboyz FC only five ahead. READ MORE

Real Pain As Madrid Keeper Navas Suffers Groin Injury

MADRID, Spain- Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Costa Rica, the La Liga club announced. The European champions confirmed that Navas had a “swollen adductor muscle in his right groin” in a statement on their website, but did not say how long the 30-year-old would be out of action. READ MORE

Sore LeBron James Doubtful For Cavs Season Opener

WASHINGTON, United States- Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James will not play in Cleveland’s last pre-season game and is questionable for Tuesday’s season opener against Boston, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said on Wednesday. James awoke with a sore left ankle after scoring 17 points in his first pre-season appearance, a 108-94 loss to Chicago, and Lue declared he would not practice on Thursday or play on Friday in the exhibition against Orlando. READ MORE

Another Day, Another Award For August Finest Obiri

NAIROBI, Kenya- Hellen Obiri’s Annus Mirabillis continued on Thursday morning when she was named the StarTimes Sports Personality of August. The women 5000m world champion and Olympic silver medallist beat stiff competition from fellow London 2017 gold winners; Faith Chepng’etich Kipyegon (women 1500m) and Conseslus Kipruto (men 3000m steeplechase) as well as Diana Tembesi, the Wiyeta Girls Secondary goalkeeper to the gong. READ MORE

Panama President Declares World Cup National Holiday

PANAMA CITY, Panama- Panama president Juan Carlos Varela declared a national holiday in celebration at the central American country’s first ever qualification for the World Cup. “It’s a historic day for the country. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be a national holiday for public and private sector workers,” Varela said on Twitter on Wednesday. READ MORE

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