Category Archives: Sports

Daily fantasy sites drop university sports

Daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings have halted games involving popular and lucrative university sports, according to documents obtained Thursday by AFP. The voluntary decision is part of an agreement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the powerful governing body of top-flight university sports, which generate billions of dollars in revenue each year even as the athletes are considered ... Read More »

19-year old arrested over murder of UoN boyfriend, FB post cause of fight

"The entire Langata Gremio FC family would like to send our condolences to the family,friends and the entire Wazito FC fraternity. It was only Saturday that we played against him."

Police in Nairobi are holding a 19-year-old student who is alleged to have killed her boyfriend, Wazito FC midfielder Kelvin Mugalla Ikatwa on Tuesday afternoon, following a domestic quarrel at their home in Kangemi. The deceased was a Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Nairobi and also played for the National Super League side. 25-year-old Ikatwa, who was ... Read More »

Dreams of football stardom dashed for young Africans

Nigerian Sunday Akoh, 20, sits on a rail waiting for the lunch at the AD Nogueirense sporting association at Nogueira do Cravo

They dream of being the next Cristiano Ronaldo, but for many budding young stars who arrive in Portugal from Africa and Latin America, Europe’s football riches remain an illusion. Abandoned by unscrupulous agents, some are unceremoniously deported, others left to fend for themselves on the streets. Few top clubs are interested. Valentine Akpey, 20, trains tirelessly with his fellow Nigerian ... Read More »

Strathmore extend winning streak with USIU surprise win

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STRATHMORE University stunned national champions United States International University 48-45 in a top Kenya University basketball league match at the latter’s backyard. The huge win, a morale booster to Ronny Owino’s charges ahead of the looming play-offs, saw the “Swords” keep their 15-match winning streak alive. They have amassed a maximum 30 points in the 16-team set up. Led by ... Read More »

Pan Africa Strathmore Leos crush KU

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The Pan Africa Strathmore Leos recorded an emphatic victory over Kenyatta University side Blak Blad 62-0 in a match played 16th January 2016 at the SU grounds dubbed “The Cage”. The Strathmore University side crossed the line 10 times through man of the match Tonny Owuor with 4 tries, Brian Nyikuli 3 tries while Adrian Opondo, Ginton Adongo and rookie ... Read More »

From factory floor to record books for Leicester’s Vardy

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In an age when youngsters are recruited by leading clubs before they have even mastered the art of shoelace-tying, Jamie Vardy’s rise to prominence with Leicester City is an exceptional story. Five years ago, Vardy was playing amateur football for Stocksbridge Park Steels in England’s seventh tier and working part-time at a factory making medical splints. Now he is an ... Read More »

Student lands endorsement deal after run and drink beer race

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There are peculiar competitions and just down right ridiculous contests. In the US, the beer mile attracts hundreds of competitors who are required to run four quarter mile laps while taking a bottle of beer after every lap. If you vomit, you lose points. Just four bottles? you ask. Its not that easy. The best recorded time is 4 min 51 ... Read More »

Nigerian bags World Scrabble title, in first for Africa

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Cowboy-hat wearing Wellington Jighere from Nigeria crushed his English opponent 4 – 0 at the World Scrabble Championship in Australia to become first African to bag the word game’s global title. Jighere was among more than 120 competitors who travelled to Perth for the World English-language Scrabble Players’ Association Championship, which culminated in Sunday’s best-of-seven final against England’s Lewis Mackay. ... Read More »

Can you play football without both legs? (Video)

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“When one of our kids feels like they’re having a bad day, they look over at Joe and see that smile, see his work ethic. Man, it really motivates and inspires our kids.” Lee Blankenship, high school football coach at Beggs High School, Oklahoma talking about Joe Martel III. Before he was two years old, Martel had both legs amputated. ... Read More »

Kenyan teen scoops top position at the Formula BMW Asia Cup Series

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First-time Kenyan racer Jeremy Wahome ensured Kenya was a strong contender in the fast paced sport of Formula car racing. The 16 year old successfully achieved three rookie wins, two second place finishes and one third place finish at the Formula BMW Asia Cup Series held at the world famous Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. “Participating in the Asia Cup ... Read More »