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Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui (L) and Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola compete in the men's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in central London on August 6, 2017. PHOTO/AFP
Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui (L) and Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola compete in the men's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in central London on August 6, 2017. PHOTO/AFP

Harambee Stars, Zambia Friendly Match Cancelled

NAIROBI, Kenya- The National Football Team Harambee Stars friendly match against Chipolopolo scheduled to be played on November 14 at the Machakos County Stadium has been cancelled due to logistical issues on the Zambian side. Zambia will not be able to fly to Kenya in time for the friendly thus prompting the fixture to be cancelled. READ MORE

Juan Martin Del Potro Edges Closer To World Tour Finals

PARIS, France- Juan Martin del Potro closed in on a World Tour Finals place by beating Robin Haase 7-5, 6-4 in the Paris Masters last 16 on Thursday. The former US Open champion can take the eighth and final qualification spot for London from Pablo Carreno Busta if he reaches the semi-finals at Bercy, and he will face either John Isner or sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the last eight. READ MORE

Kerr Dissatisfied Despite Gor Comeback Victory Over Stima

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC tactician Dylan Kerr is not a happy man despite his boys coming from a goal down to beat Western Stima FC 2-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) encounter on Wednesday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. Vincent Omumbo gave the Kisumu based side the lead but a goal a-piece from Francis Kahata and Wellington Ochieng’ handed the champions-elect a deserved win. READ MORE

World Champs Kirui, Almaz In Stellar Airtel Delhi Half Field

DELHI, India- Organisers of the annual prestigious Airtel Delhi Half Marathon have lined up a stellar cast led by world champions, Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya and debutant Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia for the 13th running of the event on November 19. This will mark the 10th anniversary of mobile services provider, Airtel, becoming the title partners of the race where Kenyan Olympic marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s race last year. READ MORE

All Blacks, Springboks To Square Off In World Cup Opener

TOKYO, Japan- New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title with a heavyweight clash against the Springboks of South Africa at the 2019 tournament in Japan. The All Blacks are scheduled to face their old southern hemisphere foes in Yokohama on September 21, a day after hosts Japan kick off the competition against Europe’s top qualifier, likely to be Romania, organisers announced in Tokyo on Thursday. READ MORE

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