Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Apr 06 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Lionesses' brave run at Hong Kong 7s ends in semis, Lonyangata eyes Paris Marathon defence

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after scoring against Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers at Fiserv Forum on March 07, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. PHOTO/GettyImages

  • Paul Lonyangata is on the hunt for a Paris Marathon title defence as he seeks to force his name into consideration in the Team Kenya for the Doha 2019 Worlds on Sunday and from his training base in Iten, he gives insight on what his plan of assault is
  • The battle for the English Premier League title took a significant twist on Friday night when Liverpool assumed leadership by leaving it late to sink hard-fighting Southampton FC 3-1 at St. Mary's
  • 'Greek Freak' Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 45 points and had 13 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Lionesses brave run to win Core Status for the 2019/20 HSBC World Sevens Series came to a heartbreaking end when they fell 5-17 to Brazil at the semi finals of Hong Kong 7s on Friday.

Paul Lonyangata is on the hunt for a Paris Marathon title defence as he seeks to force his name into consideration in the Team Kenya for the Doha 2019 Worlds on Sunday and from his training base in Iten, he gives insight on what his plan of assault is.

The battle for the English Premier League title took a significant twist on Friday night when Liverpool assumed leadership by leaving it late to sink hard-fighting Southampton FC 3-1 at St. Mary's.

'Greek Freak' Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 45 points and had 13 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on and in La Liga, France World Cup winner, Antoine Griezmann will be wondering what would have happened had he joined leaders FC Barcelona when the top two clash on Saturtday.

Here are the top five stories on SportPesa News from Friday you must read today.

Tough Luck! Brave Lionesses Fall To Brazil In Hong Kong Semis

HONG KONG, China- It was a case of so close yet so for Kenya’s national women’s rugby team as they fell 17-5 to Brazil in the semis of the ongoing World Rugby Women Sevens Series Qualifiers in Hong Kong.

The Lionesses came into the encounter unbeaten after seeing off hosts Hong Kong, East African neighbours Uganda and Papua New Guinea to emerge on top of Group B. READ MORE

Marathon Man Paul Lonyangata Sets Sights On Record Third Paris Title

ITEN, Kenya- As dawn breaks high in Kenya's Rift Valley, car headlights pick out groups of elite athletes, mere silhouettes on roadsides as their grinding daily training routine gets under way.

Coach Lawrence Saina, himself a sub-2hr 10min marathon runner in his day, oversees nine of his Kenyan proteges, sending them out on a 40-kilometre (25-mile) run. READ MORE

Spirited Southampton Go Down To Liverpool At St. Mary's

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom- Liverpool kept alive their hopes of a historic Premier League triumph after a spirited Southampton effort went unrewarded in an electric atmosphere under the lights at St Mary’s.

Saints got off to the perfect start when Shane Long broke the deadlock with an early opener that send the home supporters into a frenzy, as the hosts put their visitors under intense pressure from the off. READ MORE

History Made! Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks Into Playoffs As Top Seeds

LOS ANGELES, United States- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 45 points and had 13 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. It is the first time in franchise history that the Bucks head into the playoffs as the top seed in the East. READ MORE

What If? Griezmann Wonders As Atletico Travel To Take On Leaders Barcelona

MADRID, Spain- Antoine Griezmann was convinced Atletico Madrid were making progress but, 10 months on, he may wonder if he was right to stay after all.

Atletico play Barcelona on Saturday at the Camp Nou, where Griezmann could have been walking out behind Lionel Messi, a few weeks from almost certainly winning a La Liga title, perhaps a domestic double, and possibly the Champions League too. READ MORE