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Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) reacts next to Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP
Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) reacts next to Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP
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NAIROBI, Kenya- Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to another bitter disappointment.

Modern great Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Italian champions Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million) on Tuesday evening, with the Portuguese superstar saying the time had come “for a new stage” in his life.

Record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC still hold a nine-point lead atop the 18-team log despite missing out on the weekend’s round 22 fixtures.

Kenya bagged her first gold medal of the Tampere 2018 IAAF World Under 20 (WU20) Championships in Finland on Tuesday evening when Beatrice Chebet powered to glory in the women 5000m final.

Lastly, Olympic women marathon champion, Jemimah Jelagat Sumgong, risks having her ban for rEPO use extended to eight years should the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the IAAF convict her of a second Anti-Doping Violation charge.

Here are the top five stories from Tuesday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today:

Umtiti Powers France Past Belgium, Into World Cup Final

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia-  Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to another bitter disappointment. France’s own supremely talented young squad will aim to make amends for defeat on home soil in the final of Euro 2016 in Sunday’s showpiece against England or Croatia. READ MORE

Ronaldo To Juventus Done Deal, Real Madrid Confirm

MADRID, Spain- Modern great Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Italian champions Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million) on Tuesday evening, with the Portuguese superstar saying the time had come “for a new stage” in his life. Juventus confirmed that Ronaldo had signed a four-year contract and that the transfer fee, including 12 million euros in add-ons, would be paid over two years, with Spanish media reporting he would receive a salary of 30 million euros a season. READ MORE

Absent Gor Still Nine Points Clear, Sofapaka On The Rise

NAIROBI, Kenya- Record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC still hold a nine-point lead atop the 18-team log despite missing out on the weekend’s round 22 fixtures. Gor, who are vying for the 2018 Cecafa Kagame Cup in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, have 49 points from 19 outings and have three games in hand over their rivals after their game against lowly Thika United FC which was scheduled for Sunday was postponed. READ MORE

Brilliant Chebet Mints Kenya’s First Gold In Finland

TAMPERE, Finland- Kenya bagged her first gold medal of the Tampere 2018 IAAF World Under 20 (WU20) Championships in Finland on Tuesday evening when Beatrice Chebet powered to glory in the women 5000m final. Chebet was simply brilliant on the last lap, kicking past long-time leader Ejgayehu Taye of Ethiopia off the final bend, holding a slight edge all the way to the finish. READ MORE

AIU Wants Sumgong Banned For 8 Years, Coach Cries Foul

NAIROBI, Kenya- Olympic women marathon champion, Jemimah Jelagat Sumgong, risks having her ban for rEPO use extended to eight years should the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the IAAF convict her of a second Anti-Doping Violation charge. In a confidential letter obtained by SportPesa News addressed to the Rio 2016 gold winner, AIU gave Sumgong the option of either accepting a second charge of lying about her positive test and serve an additional four years ban or seek a hearing to contest the new allegations at their Disputes Tribunal. READ MORE


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