Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Nov 12 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Simbas get whipped in Repecharge, Manchester is blue following City's derby success

Canada's centre Daniel Van Der Merwe (left) scores his team's opening try during the 2019 Japan Rugby Union World Cup qualifying match between Canada and Kenya at The Delort Stadium in Marseille on November 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

  • There was better news for the country in the streets of Athens when Brimin Kipkorir Misoi and Shelmith Muriuki scooped the men and women double at the Greek city’s road race
  • Earlier, Chelsea FC maintained their unbeaten start of the competition but their potent attack was frustrated by a dogged display from visitors Everton FC at Stamford Bridge
  • To wrap up the top five stories from a busy Sunday on SportPesa News you must read today, Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix but only just


NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Simbas dream of making the 2019 Rugby World Cup got off to the worst possible start on Sunday when they were overpowered 19-65 by Canada in their opening fixture of the Repecharge in Marseille, France.

There was better news for the country in the streets of Athens when Brimin Kipkorir Misoi and Shelmith Muriuki scooped the men and women double at the Greek city’s road race.

A super Sunday in football witnessed big derbies around Europe with focus on the meeting of the Manchester rivals, EPL champions City and record winner, United at the Etihad where the former ran out convincing 3-1 winners.

Earlier, Chelsea FC maintained their unbeaten start of the competition but their potent attack was frustrated by a dogged display from visitors Everton FC at Stamford Bridge.

To wrap up the top five stories from a busy Sunday on SportPesa News you must read today, Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix but only just.

Canada Whip Simbas In World Cup Repecharge Opener

MARSEILLE, France-Canada's DTH van der Merwe scored a hat-trick of tries on Sunday as his side powered past Kenya with a thumping 65-19 win to take a step closer to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The North Americans won the first of their three repechage games in Marseille, to decide the final spot at next year's World Cup in Japan, in the ten-try romp. READ MORE

Misoi, Muriuki Scoop Kenyan Athens Marathon Double

ATHENS, Greece- Kenya's Brimin Kipkorir Misoi won the 36th Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday clocking the 42.195km distance in two hours, 10 minutes and 56 seconds. He missed the course record by 19 seconds set by fellow Kenyan Felix Kandie four years ago. The next two spots were taken by Ethiopians Tiruneh Workneh Tesfa in second with a time of 2:12.52 and Azmeraw Mengistu third in 2:13.20. READ MORE

Manchester Is Blue: Sleek City Sink United To Return Top

MANCHESTER, England- Manchester City opened up a 12-point gap on Manchester United just 12 games into the Premier League season and returned to the top of the table with a convincing 3-1 win in Sunday's derby at the Etihad. Early goals in each half from David Silva and Sergio Aguero put City in command and Ilkay Gundogan condemned United to a fourth league defeat of the season after Anthony Martial's penalty had given the visitors hope. READ MORE

Defiant Everton Frustrate Chelsea At Stamford Bridge

LONDON, England- Everton earned an important and deserved point from a harum-scarum scoreless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Defender Yerry Mina defended superbly on his full debut for the Club and was at the heart of a resilient Blues effort as the home side built up a head of steam in the second 45 minutes. READ MORE

Hamilton Victory In Brazil Delivers Mercedes Constructor's Title

SAO PAOLO, Brazil- New five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to a nail-biting victory in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, a triumph that clinched the constructors championship for a fifth consecutive season for the team. The 33-year-old Briton took advantage of a collision that cost Max Verstappen the lead in the closing stages to regain the initiative and then hang on with worn tyres as the Red Bull came home second. READ MORE