Atletico wins, keeps Barcelona from clinching Spanish title

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid made sure Barcelona has to wait a little longer to celebrate the Spanish league title. With a 3-2 win over Valencia on Wednesday, Atletico cut Barcelona’s lead to nine points and kept the Catalan club from clinching the title — at least until the weekend. Barcelona defeated Alaves 2-0 on Tuesday and would have sealed its second straight league trophy — and eighth in 11 seasons — if Atletico lost at home. Now it will have to wait until Saturday, when a win over relegation-threatened…

Hudson-Odoi to miss rest of season, Nations League finals

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss the rest of the season and also the Nations League finals for England in June after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon. The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi was hurt in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Premier League on Monday. He has only recently become a regular starter for his club, and made his first start for England last month. Chelsea said in a statement on Wednesday that Hudson-Odoi “will miss the rest of this campaign and will spend the summer…

5 main Kenyan women who will participate in London Marathon (Photos)

By Waweru Titus: 205 Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 16:56 GMT +3 | Athletics Vivian Cheruiyot [Courtesy] Some of the world’s best athletes have been preparing and are now ready for the much anticipated London Marathon set to take place on Sunday. Considered one of the biggest events in the world, thousands of athletes, celebrities and elite amateurs will compete against each other to make history. Kenya will be well represented by five main women among them Vivian Cheruiyot who leads 2017 winner Mary Keitany and Chicago marathon champion Brigid Kosgei.…

Government cracks whip on defiant KNUT officials

Jackline Mulindi (Kakamega KNUT Treasurer), Kenedy Ayodi (Vice KNUT Chair in Kakamega), Nelly Malietso (KNUT Chair Kakamega Central) and Tom Ingolo (KNUT Executive Secretary) in Kakamega Court for inciting teachers not to attend Competence Based Curriculum initiated by the Government in Kakamega. They all denied the charges and were released on cash bill of Sh50,000 or Sh100,000 bond. The case will be mentioned on 2/5/2019 and hearing on 29/7/2019.[PHOTO: DUNCAN OCHOLLA] Officials drawn from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) in western were on Wednesday charged with multiple counts…

Mo Salah meets Oscar winner and Game of Thrones star [Photos]

By Mirror: 164 Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 15:07 GMT +3 | Sports Liverpool star Mo Salah [Courtesy] He’s used to wearing red, but Mohamed Salah hit the red carpet and mingled with some famous faces in New York on Tuesday night as he celebrated being named in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Liverpool’s Egyptian star was in attendance at the Lincoln Center, where he was snapped alongside stars including Oscar winner Rami Malek – who won the award this year for his…

List of Kenyan athletes who have won the London Marathon

By Robert Abong’o: 164 Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 14:30 GMT +3 | Athletics Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (centre) has won the London Marathon 3 times [Courtesy] Arguably one of the biggest running events in the Athletics calendar, the 2019 London Marathon is scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 28. More than 30,000 athletes are reportedly set to brave the 26-mile route, which starts at Blackheath ending at the foot of the Buckingham Palace. Among the dazzling array of athletes set to compete are Kenyans. Since the race’s inception in…

Chelsea manager Sarri charged with misconduct

By Reuters: 205 Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 13:18 GMT +3 | Football Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri [Courtesy] Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct for his behaviour during Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley, the English Football Association said. The Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend after becoming embroiled in a scuffle amongst players on the touchline in the dying moments of the game at Stamford Bridge. Sarri did not carry out his post-match media duties, sending assistant coach Gianfranco Zola to fill in…

44th Most Memorable Women’s World Cup Moment: Fabienne Humm’s Hat Trick

44th Most Memorable Women’s World Cup Moment: Fabienne Humm’s Hat Trick | FOX Sports ‘, ‘‘, ‘See Full Coverage’, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘close‘, ‘ ‘, ”, ”]; if (!isSmallContainer) { var flags = [‘ ‘, ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘ vs ‘, ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘ ‘].join(”); endcardLayout.splice(2, 0, flags); } endcardLayout = endcardLayout.join(”); playerElem.insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterend’, endcardLayout); var endcardElem = document.getElementById(endcardLayoutId); var endcardCloseElem = document.getElementById(endcardLayoutCloseId); var endcardFullCavElem = document.getElementById(endcardFullCavId); var seconds = 0; var timeInterval = setInterval(function () { if (seconds === 9) { endcardCloseClick(); return; } seconds++;…

Champions League hero dead

By Reuters: 164 Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 11:59 GMT +3 | Sports General view of the statue of Billy McNeill outside Celtic Park [Courtesy] Former Celtic captain Billy McNeill, who helped the Scottish giants win the European Cup in 1967, has died at the age of 79, the club said on Tuesday. Fondly known as ‘Cesar’, McNeill started 790 competitive games for Celtic and helped the club win nine league titles in a row, as well as seven Scottish Cups and six League Cups. He became the first British…

No more champagne for FA Cup winners

LONDON (AP) — Champagne is off the menu for English soccer. The FA Cup winners will no longer be handed bottles of bubbly to celebrate at Wembley Stadium. Instead, the English Football Association will provide a non-alcohol champagne imitation at its competitions. The FA says “this is to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible to players and communities who may be prohibited from alcohol, as well as any players who are under 18.” The Premier League has already stopped handing out champagne to man of the match winners,…