Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Apr 15 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Tiger Woods makes sporting history at Augusta National, Gor Mahia put out of CAF Confed Cup misery

Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot from the 12th tee during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. PHOTO/AFP

  • As Woods celebrated his fifth Green Jacket, SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC were put out of their CAF Confederations Cup misery by RS Berkane of Morocco in a 1-5 mauling that completed a 1-7 rout on aggregate following the two legs of their quarterfinal clash
  • Back home, Sofapaka FC joined Gor at the summit of the SPL when a last-gasp penalty gifted them a 1-0 victory over KCB FC as bottom side Mt. Kenya United FC woes continued after they were crushed 2-6 by Posta Rangers FC
  • SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez finished eighth to earn his team points for the third time in a row as world champion, Lewis Hamilton led yet another Mercedes 1-2 ahead of teammate Valteri Bottas

NAIROBI, Kenya- The night of Sunday, April 14, 2019 will go down in history as the day when one of the greatest sporting comebacks was completed by golfing superstar, Tiger Woods who won the 83rd Masters at Augusta for his career 15th Major, 11 years since his last success after he was written off after a decade of personal and health problems.

As Woods celebrated his fifth Green Jacket, SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC were put out of their CAF Confederations Cup misery by RS Berkane of Morocco in a 1-5 mauling that completed a 1-7 rout on aggregate following the two legs of their quarterfinal clash.

Back home, Sofapaka FC joined Gor at the summit of the SPL when a last-gasp penalty gifted them a 1-0 victory over KCB FC as bottom side Mt. Kenya United FC woes continued after they were crushed 2-6 by Posta Rangers FC.

The day started with the Chinese Grand Prix in Shaghai where SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez finished eighth to earn his team points for the third time in a row as world champion, Lewis Hamilton led yet another Mercedes 1-2 ahead of teammate Valteri Bottas.

Despite losing the Paris Marathon titles to Ethiopians, Sunday was another triumphant day for Kenyan distance runners with Andrew Kimutai and Sheila Jerotich smashed the men and women course records of the Orlen Warsaw and Dongfeng Renault Wuhan marathons. Here are the top five stories on SportPesa News from Sunday you must read today.

Masters Champion Tiger Woods Completes Greatest Ever Comeback

AUGUSTA, United States- Tiger Woods won the 83rd Masters on Sunday night, capturing his 15th major title to cement an epic return from scandal and injuries that once threatened his career.

Ending an 11-year major drought, the 43-year-old American superstar -- who underwent spinal fusion in 2017 fearing chronic back pain would deny him life's simple joys much less golf wins -- seized his first major title since the 2008 US Open. READ MORE

Five-Star Berkane Put Gor Mahia Out Of Their Confed Cup Misery

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC were finally put out of their 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup misery by Moroccan side RS Berkane who raced to a 5-1 win on Sunday to complete a crushing 7-1 victory on aggregate in their quarterfinal.

After a promising start, SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions capitulated at the Municipal Stadium in Berkane to exit the second tier continental club competition amid chaos over both legs of this last eight clash. READ MORE

Formula 1 Hits 1000: Solid Perez Powers SportPesa Racing, Hamilton Rules

SHANGHAI, China- Mexican ace Sergio Perez collected solid points for SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 Team as world champion Lewis Hamilton collected victory at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday.

Starting from 12th, Perez displayed admirable driving to climb four places up the grid to score his fifth point of the season as Hamilton led the third successive Mercedes 1-2 ahead of Valteri Bottas who was on pole as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel closed the podium. READ MORE

Kenyans Kimutai, Jerotich Drop Wuhan, Warsaw Marathon Course Records

MONACO, Principality of Monaco- Kenyans Andrew Kimutai and Sheila Jerotich smashed the men and women course records of the Orlen Warsaw and Dongfeng Renault Wuhan marathons on Sunday where they shared the top honours with Ethiopians.

The 29-year-old Kimutai built a comfortable lead after 28 kilometres and crossed the line in 2:10:06, beating the course record of 2:11:15 set in the race’s inaugural edition in 2016 in the IAAF Bronze Label event. READ MORE

Sofapaka Level With Gor At SPL Summit, Rangers Scorch Mt. Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC left it very late to move level on points with champions Gor Mahia FC, Posta Rangers FC ran riot against sinking basement side, Mount Kenya United FC by blowing them apart 6-2 in Sunday's SportPesa Premier League (SPL) action.

Title hopefuls Mathare United FC came off on the wrong end of a 0-2 defeat to Ulinzi Stars FC as SportPesa Shield champions Kariobangi Sharks FC went down by the same margin to 11-time league winners Tusker FC in other notable results. READ MORE