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March 2018

Schalke 04 extends winning run with victory over Freiburg

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), March 31: Schalke 04 on Saturday stretched its winning streak to six games after beating Freiburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga 28th round, tightening its grip on the second position in the German league table.Both teams failed to score in the first half, but Daniel Caligiuri opened the scoring for Schalke after converting a penalty in the 63rd minute, reports Efe. Freiburg forward Nils Petersen was sent off in the 65th minute, with Schalke forward Guido Burgstaller doubling his side's lead just…

Super Cup: Churchill face tough task against Bagan

Bhubaneswar, March 31: Churchill Brothers FC have left the euphoria of overcoming Delhi Dynamos FC in the Super Cup qualifiers and they're looking forward to facing Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan in their campaign opener here on Sunday."Yes, we got the sweeter result the other day but it's a new test tomorrow. We have played Mohun Bagan twice this season but couldn't garner a single point. We are aware of their football acumen and we respect them", Churchill coach Alfred Fernandes said.…

Former world marathon champion Kirui eyes London title

Nairobi, March 31: London 2012 Olympic Games marathon silver medalist Abel Kirui hopes his lust to clinch the London marathon title will finally be answered on April 22.Kirui will be making his fifth stop in London marathon having finished in fifth place in 2010 and a year later he was not lucky to finish the race pulling out with an injury, reports Xinhua news agency. But despite the disappointment, the 35-year-old has said he believes in winning clean and will never be tempted to use performance enhancement drugs.…

Kenya’s Jepkesho shakes off injury, eyes victory at Rotterdam marathon

Nairobi, March 31: Kenyan Olympian Visiline Jepkesho has shaken off her injury and will be eyeing for redemption at the Rotterdam Marathon on April 8.The Kenyan was unlucky last year to finish fourth at the Paris Marathon clocking 2:21:37, but has opted to race in the Dutch as she seeks to boost her profile and put her name in contention for Kenya's selection to the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Jepkesho had in 2014 clinched the Milan Marathon, reports Xinhua news agency. "It is about…

Kenya’s Chepkirui skips CWG, eyes Istanbul Half Marathon title

Nairobi, March 31: Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui has opted not to defend her 10,000m gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and instead will be running in the Istanbul Half Marathon on April 8.Chepkirui, 30, like many elite runners from Kenya, has shunned the Club Games, which are only limited to athletes from countries formally colonised by Britain, and will take her assignment in Turkey, where she will be gunning for a fast time, reports Xinhua news agency. "I have no intentions of breaking the World Half…
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