Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Feb 27 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Sigurdsson stars in Everton EPL return, Bandari hot shot Abdallah Hassan revels in player of the month award

Bandari FC midfielder, Abdallah Hassan poses with his KSh100,000 dummy cheque, trophy and 49-inch LG Smart TV after being crowned the SportPesa/SJAK Player of the Month for January at the Mbaraki Sports Club, Mombasa on February 26, 2019. PHOTO/Duncan Sirma/SPN

  • Two exemplary strikes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's stoppage-time goal ensured Everton’s return to Premier League action following a 17-day break was a very happy one indeed.
  • New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers watched on from the stands as the Foxes beat Brighton 2-1, while Newcastle pulled further clear of the relegation battle by defeating Burnley 2-0 on Tuesday.
  • James Harden missed all 10 three pointers he attempted, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday.

NAIROBI, Kenya- Two exemplary strikes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's stoppage-time goal ensured Everton’s return to Premier League action following a 17-day break was a very happy one indeed.

New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers watched on from the stands as the Foxes beat Brighton 2-1, while Newcastle pulled further clear of the relegation battle by defeating Burnley 2-0 on Tuesday.

Locally, Bandari FC midfielder in form Abdallah Hassan is eager to punch his way into the Harambee Stars starting 11 after earning his third call up into the national team two weeks ago.

In the NBA, James Harden missed all 10 three pointers he attempted, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday.

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

Exemplary Sigurdsson Double Inspires Everton Happy Return To League Action

CARDIFF, Wales- Two exemplary strikes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's stoppage-time goal ensured Everton’s return to Premier League action following a 17-day break was a very happy one indeed. Icelander Sigurdsson, given the bird by Cardiff City fans owing to his Swansea City past, converted a Seamus Coleman delivery with his right foot to open the scoring four minutes before half-time. READ MORE

Bandari Hot Shot Hassan Eager To Nail Harambee Stars First XI Place

MOMBASA, Kenya- Bandari FC midfielder in form Abdallah Hassan is eager to punch his way into the Harambee Stars starting 11 after earning his third call up into the national team two weeks ago. Budding player Hassan was among the 25 local based players selected by head coach, Sébastien Migné on February 17 to start training for the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals as the team marks its return to the continental showpiece after a 15-year absence. READ MORE

Hot Harden Streak Finally Ends, King James Enters Class Of His Own

LOS ANGELES, United States- James Harden missed all 10 three pointers he attempted, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday. Harden finished with 28 points after missing Saturday's victory over the Golden State Warriors with a neck injury. He said at practice earlier Monday that he was still bothered by the neck problem. READ MORE

When Messi Talks, You Listen: Barca's Lenglet On Double El Clasico

BARCELONA, Spain- Clement Lenglet describes it as the fixture that "freezes time" and believes this week's Clasico double-header could still define the seasons of both his own Barcelona, and Real Madrid. The two clubs will meet twice in four days at the Santiago Bernabeu, on Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final and then on Saturday, in a battle of first against third in La Liga. READ MORE

Leicester Put Winning Show For New Boss Rodgers, Newcastle Snap Burnley Run

LONDON, England- New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers watched on from the stands as the Foxes beat Brighton 2-1, while Newcastle pulled further clear of the relegation battle by defeating Burnley 2-0 on Tuesday. Rodgers was confirmed as Claude Puel's successor just before kick-off at the King Power after dramatically leaving Celtic despite being on course for a third domestic treble of trophies in Scotland. READ MORE