Top Five Stories From Monday You Must Read Today

Apr 16 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Cherono wins 2019 Boston Marathon, Leopards walk out of pitch after rivals Sony fail to provide equipped ambulance for their SPL tie in Awendo

Ethopian Worknesh Degefa(L), and Kenyan Lawrence Cherono, celebrate together after they won the Women's Elite, and Men's Elite races respectfully at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. PHOTO/AFP

  • However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may turn to him after his side failed to muster a shot on target in the 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford in last week's first leg
  • Cherono deployed a lung-bursting final sprint to edge two-time winner, Lelisa Desisa in the last dash for the tape, clinching victory in 2:07:59 against 2:08:00 in an unbelievable finish
  • As Woods went on a charge on the back nine at Augusta National with birdies at 13, 15 and 16 to win by a stroke and claim his 15th major and fifth Masters, social media lit up in a frenzy of congratulations

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya's Lawrence Cherono and Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia secured their first ever men and women at the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon titles on Monday evening in contrasting styles as the East African rivals split the honours at the second World Marathon Majors race of the year.

AFC Leopards SC players on the day walked out of the pitch in protest after home team Sony Sugar FC 'failed to provide and equipped ambulance' for their rescheduled SportsPesa Premier League (SPL) clash at the Awendo Green Stadium.

Here are the top five stories from Monday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today: 

Leopards Walk Out Of Sony Replay Over Poorly Equipped Ambulance

NAIROBI, Kenya- AFC Leopards SC players on Monday morning walked out of the pitch in protest after home team Sony Sugar FC 'failed to provide and equipped ambulance' for their rescheduled SportsPesa Premier League (SPL) clash at the Awendo Green Stadium. Leopards had taken the lead after three minutes of the original fixture at the same venue on Sunday through star midfielder, Whyvonne Isuza, but the game was abandoned due to a heavy downpour that rendered the match unplayable. READ MORE

Cherono Stuns Desisa, Degefa Outlasts Kiplagat For Boston Marathon Glory

BOSTON, United States- Kenya's Lawrence Cherono and Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia secured their first ever men and women at the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon titles on Monday evening im contrasting styles as the East African rivals split the honours at the second World Marathon Majors race of the year. Cherono deployed a lung-bursting final sprint to edge two-time winner, Lelisa Desisa in the last dash for the tape, clinching victory in 2:07:57 against 2:07:59 in an unbelievable finish that will be remembered for years to come. READ MORE

Quick-Thinking Aubameyang Robs Foster To Down 10-Man Watford

WATFORD, England- A Ben Foster howler and a needless Troy Deeney red card helped Arsenal climb back into the Premier League top four with victory at Watford FC on Monday night. Goalkeeper Foster gifted the Gunners an opening goal after 10 minutes when he took too long on the ball after collecting a back pass, allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to charge down his clearance and deflect the ball in. READ MORE

Epic Tiger Woods Masters Victory Drives Sporting World Into Meltdown

AUGUSTA, United States- President Donald Trump and Barack Obama were among those hailing Tiger Woods on social media after his 11-year major drought was ended by a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday. "Congratulations to @TigerWoods," tweeted the US president Trump, who played a round of golf with Woods earlier this year. "A truly Great Champion!" READ MORE

Sanchez In Man United Frame, Messi's Barcelona Fear Quarters Curse

LONDON, England- Alexis Sanchez could be in line for a surprise call-up for Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final second leg with Barcelona after travelling with the club to Spain. The 30-year-old Chilean forward, who scored 47 goals in 141 appearances for Barcelona from 2011-14, has been absent for six weeks due to a knee injury. READ MORE