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Medal eludes Chemutai at junior world champs, finishes 7th

Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai, 17, could only manage 7th place in the 3000m Steeplechase final of the Under-20 Championships in Poland on Friday. Olympic-bound Chemutai had entered the women’s final with  second fastest personal best time of the finalists, 9:31.34 with Kenyan Celliphine Chepteek Chespol,  99 9:24.73, having run faster. Kenyan …

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Chemutai favourite to win Uganda’s second medal today

Peruth Chemutai, 17, will be one of the athletes to beat in today’s World Under-20 Championships final of the 3000 Metres Steeplechase. Olympic-bound Chemutai has the second fastest personal best time of the finalists, 9:31.34 with Kenyan Celliphine Chepteek Chespol,  99 9:24.73, having runner faster. A medal in the event …

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Rugby Cranes off to Zimbabwe

Rugby Cranes have this morning set off for Harare where they will face off with the Zimbabwe Sables in the Rugby Afrique Tier 1A. The Cranes honestly are counting their chances; Zimbabwe was humiliated by Kenya 61-15 while we lost to Namibia at home 40-31 in an epic encounter. Namibia …

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Five facts on Sam Allardyce

London, United Kingdom | AFP | AFP Sport picks out five facts on Sam Allardyce who is expected to be named the new England manager on Thursday: Big Sam Blunt talking is his style — reflected in his autobiography ‘Big Sam’ — and no surprise after a playing career where …

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Olympics: IOC delays Russia ban decision for CAS ruling

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The International Olympic Committee barred Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko from the Rio Games and withdrew backing for international events in Russia over a state-run doping programme, but delayed ruling on a complete ban on the country until after a key court case on Thursday. …

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Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing: report

Russia operated a state-dictated doping system during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and other events, an independent investigator said Monday in a report likely to lead to demands for Russia to be completely banned from the Rio Games. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren said Russia’s FSB secret service had backed …

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Mourinho off to winning start with United

Wigan, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho’s first game as manager of Manchester United ended in a short trip and comfortable 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Championship side Wigan Athletic at their DW Stadium on Saturday. Goals early in the second half from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira secured victory …

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