Kenenisa Bekele on Friday shocked the world after withdrawing from Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon. Here is the full statement from his management company Global Sports Communication: The world was eagerly anticipating a ‘battle royale’ between the world’s two fastest marathon runners at the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday.
Kenyan International Michael Olunga scored a brace as Kashiwa Reysol beat Yokohama FC 3-0 in a J1 League match at the Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium in Yokohama on Saturday. The former Gor Mahia striker opened the scoring four minutes into the match and the team held on to the slim lead until the 76th minute when he doubled the lead with a well-taken volley following a perfectly-weighted pass from Naoki Kawagachi. Japanese midfielder Hidekazu Otani finished the job with a goal just before the final whistle.
Former Manchester United favourite Patrice Evra has opened up on his difficult childhood growing up on the streets of Paris. Although Evra is now known as a famous face in football, having earned 81 caps for France, and won five Premier Leagues plus a Champions League crown with Sir Alex Ferguson's United, he had a tough start to life.
Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele’s withdrawal from Sunday’s London Marathon may have taken some sheen off the event and thrown organisers into a tailspin, nonetheless, action-starved fans expect top-notch performance from the remaining stellar cast athletes. The race will be televised live on Nation Media Group’s NTV Kenya and NTV Uganda. Defending women’s champion Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei kicks off the show at 9:15am before compatriot and men’s champion Eliud Kipchoge steps onto the redesigned course at 12:15pm.
Ben Chilwell scored his first Chelsea goal as the defender's dynamic display on his Premier League debut for the Blues inspired a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday. Hampered by a heel injury, Chilwell had a delayed start to his first season with Chelsea following his £50 million ($64 million) move from Leicester in August.