Here’s a big Sonny Side of Sports salute for David Rudisha, Kenya’s new world record holder at 800-meters. David clocked 1:41.09 at an international meet in Berlin to break the nearly 13-year-old record (of 1:41:11) set by Wilson Kipketer, another athlete from Kenya, which has produced so many of the world’s greatest runners. The 21-year-old […]
The English Premier League, which is widely followed by football fans in Africa and all over the world, officially kicked off 14 August. In the most lopsided result of the weekend, defending champion Chelsea crushed West Bromwich Albion, 6-0. In this video, Sonny gives an official SSOS salute for Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier […]
My VOA colleague Chinedu Offor was “singing the Blues” when he came into our office this morning. Chinedu loves to “sing the Blues,” especially after another victory by “The Blues” of Chelsea, the reigning English Premier League football champions. Chelsea got off to a great start in defense of its league title, crushing West Bromwich […]
Sonny twirls his trusty Wilson racket in this video for pro tennis news from Toronto and Washington, D.C. And there’s also some cliff diving footage from Italy at the end.
Highlights in this video include a Sonny Side of Sports salute for Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare, plus we’ll hear from 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin of the USA, who made a successful return to the track after a four-year suspension for doping violations.
Host Kenya tops the medals table at the 17th African Athletics Championships in Nairobi; Sonny also throws a phantom punch ahead of the Samuel Peter-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight 11 September in Frankfurt, Germany.