NAIROBI, Kenya- Manchester City FC put one hand on the English Premier League trophy after a slim 1-0 victory over holders Chelsea FC on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium courtesy of a second half Bernardo Silva goal.
In Spain, Lionel Messi’s scintillating free-kick was enough to condemn Atletico Madrid to defeat at the Camp Nou on Sunday, ensuring Barcelona are a step closer to the La Liga title.
The football fraternity was thrown into mourning after ACF Fiorentina defender and captain Davide Astori was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday night. Astori, 31, suffered a heart attack prompting Serie A games to be postponed as a sign of respect.
In Basketball, James Harden was at his best again as he has been throughout the season as he inspired the Houston Rockets to their 15th consecutive victory over the Boston Celtics.
Here are the top five stories by SportPesa News from Sunday you must read today:
Man City Inch Closer To EPL Title After Slim Chelsea Win
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom- Manchester City’s relentless run towards the Premier League title continued as they opened up an 18-point lead by inflicting more damage on Chelsea’s chances of a top-four finish with a 1-0 home win on Sunday. Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the match 35 seconds into the second half at the Etihad Stadium when he prodded home at the back post from David Silva’s low cross. READ MORE
Fiorentina Defender Astori Found Dead In Hotel Room
ROME, Italy- Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday. “Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter. The 31-year-old, who leaves behind a two-year-old daughter, was in Udine to prepare for Sunday’s match against Udinese, who announced the game has been postponed. READ MORE
Del Potro Dismisses Anderson To Win Mexican Open
ACAPULCO, Mexico- Juan Martin Del Potro continued his dominance over Kevin Anderson, putting the brakes on the South African’s brilliant run of success to claim the ATP Mexican Open title on Saturday night. Del Potro defeated the hard-serving Anderson 6-4, 6-4 in the final to claim his first title of 2018 and post his seventh-straight career victory over Anderson. READ MORE
James Harden Inspires Rockets To 15th Consecutive Win
LOS ANGELES, United States- James Harden scored 26 points and Eric Gordon scored 29 off the bench as the Houston Rockets stretched their winning streak to a season-high 15 games with a 123-120 win over the Boston Celtics. Houston’s winning streak ties the second-longest in franchise history which was achieved two times during the Hakeem Olajuwon-era in the 1990s. READ MORE
Superb Messi Free-Kick Gives Barca Victory Over Atletico
BARCELONA, Spain- FC Barcelona have one hand on the La Liga title after Lionel Messi’s sensational free-kick earned them a deserved 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Atletico arrived at the Camp Nou on the back of eight consecutive wins but Barca halted the surge and instead restored their own lead at the top to eight points, with 11 games left to play. READ MORE