Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games
    Roger Federer during his torrid defeat by Andy Murray in the 2012 Olympic final © AFP/File / CARL COURT PARIS, France, Oct 14 – Roger Federer announced Monday he will compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics in a bid to claim the men’s singles gold medal, the only major prize he has yet to win. “I’ve...
  • Capital Sports: Kales, Jebet secure Kenyan double in Paris
    Enos Kales on his way to clinching the Paris 20km run PARIS, France, Oct 14 – On a successful weekend for Kenyan road runners, Enos Kales and Naomi Jebet secured a double at the IAAF Silver Label Paris 20km run over the weekend. The pace of the men’s race was aggressive from the outset. A group of...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya’s Chepkirui breaks record in Durban
    Sheila Chepkirui on her way to winning the Durban 10k DURBAN, South Africa, Oct 14 – World leader Sheila Chepkirui lived up to her billing as race favourite for the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, taking four seconds off the African all-comers’ record to win the IAAF Bronze Label road race in...
  • Capital Sports: Winning debuts for South Africa, Uganda coaches
    McKinstry guided Uganda to a 1-0 away win over Ethiopia in Bahir Dar with long-serving Emmanuel Okwi scoring the only goal midway through the first half. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 13 – South Africa and Uganda won international friendlies Sunday to give new coaches Molefi Ntseki and Northern...
  • Capital Sports: US boxer ‘extremely critical’ after devastating knockout
    The 27-year-old Day suffered a “traumatic injury” and underwent emergency brain surgery Saturday night after being knocked out by Conwell in a super welterweight bout on the card at Chicago’s Winstrust Arena. LOS ANGELES, United States, Oct 14 – American boxer Patrick Day was fighting for his life...
  • Capital Sports: Kipchoge, Cheruiyot nominated for IAAF award
    Eliud Kipchoge the History Maker. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 14 – History maker Eliud Kipchoge and Diamond Trophy Champion Timothy Cheruiyot have been named among the 11 nominees for the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year. Kipchoge who won the IAAF crown last year on the back of his world record...
  • Capital Sports: Japan hit rankings high to buoy World Cup hopes
    Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on Sunday © AFP / William WEST TOKYO, Japan, Oct 14 – Japan rose to a record rankings high of seventh on Monday after their historic run to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, providing some respite as the host nation reels from a deadly typhoon. As rival teams and Japan’s...
  • Capital Sports: Boks block out Brighton as they prepare for Japan
    South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says the ‘miracle of Brighton’ when Japan beat the Boks in the 2015 World Cup has been “erased” © AFP/File / Anne-Christine POUJOULAT TOKYO, Japan, Oct 14 – South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said his team had “erased” their shocking loss to Japan in the 2015 Rugby...
  • Capital Sports: Hamilton in no hurry to win Formula One title in Mexico
    Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton is on course for another drivers’ crown, despite only coming third at Suzuka © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURA SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 14 – Lewis Hamilton said he was in no hurry to win a sixth world championship after the title battle was reduced to a two-horse Mercedes...
  • Capital Sports: Teenage star Gauff beats Ostapenko to win first WTA title
    Coco Gauff is the youngest American to win a WTA title since Jennifer Capriati in 1991 © APA/AFP / BARBARA GINDL LINZ, Austria, Oct 13 – Teenage prodigy Coco Gauff won her first WTA title on Sunday following a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 victory over Jelena Ostapenko in the final in Linz that saw her hold her...
  • Capital Sports: Japan set up clash of cultures after shredding Scotland
    Kenki Fukuoka scored a try either side of half-time © AFP / Odd ANDERSEN YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct 13 – Pacy Japan will pit their structured ball-holding and accuracy in attack against a tough-as-teak South Africa side in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals next weekend after an electrifying 28-21...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya Lionesses book Tokyo Olympics slot
    The Kenya Lionesses in action during the Rugby Africa 7s in Tunisia. PHOTO/Rugby Afrique NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – Despite losing by a point to South Africa in the finals of the Africa 7s in Tunisia on Sunday evening, the Kenya Lionesses have booked a ticket to next year’s Olympic Games on Tokyo....
  • Capital Sports: Southgate calm amid racism jibe from Bulgaria boss
    England manager Gareth Southgate expects his side to bounce back against Bulgaria © AFP / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Gareth Southgate refused to be embroiled in a war of words with Krasimir Balakov after the Bulgaria manager said England has more problems with racism than...
  • Capital Sports: Russia book Euro 2020 spot, Netherlands edge closer
    Magomed Ozdoev scored for the second time in four days as Russia qualified for Euro 2020 © AFP PARIS, France, Oct 13 – Russia eased to a 5-0 thrashing of ten-man Cyprus on Sunday to become the third team to secure a place at Euro 2020, while Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice as the Netherlands beat...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar limps off as Brazil draw with Nigeria
    Neymar limps off after just 12 minutes of Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Singapore © AFP / Roslan RAHMAN SINGAPORE, Singapore, Oct 13 – Neymar limped off injured early on as Brazil played out a 1-1 friendly draw against a spirited Nigeria at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday. The five-...
  • Capital Sports: Cherono out-kicks Debela to win Chicago title
    Cherono out-kicks Debela to win Chicago title CHICAGO, United States of America, Oct 13 – Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono outkicked Ethiopia’s Dejene Debela to win the Chicago Marathon men’s title with a dip in the final few metres to cut the tape in 2:05:45. The opening pace was solid as a lead pack of...
  • Capital Sports: Mambas hand Kimanzi’s Stars reality check
    Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga powers past Mozambique’s Francisco Muchanga during an international friendly match at the Mou Sports Centre Kasarani on October 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – Canhembe Amancio stepped off the bench to score a 69th minute goal as...
  • Capital Sports: Kosgei smashes Radcliffe’s 16yr world record
    Brigid Kosgei celebrates after winning the 2018 Chicago Marathon NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei obliterated Paula Radcliffe’s women’s marathon world record, clocking 2:14:04 on her way to clinching the Chicago Marathon title, lowering the Briton’s previous mark of 2:15:23 set in...
  • Capital Sports: Cecil Afrika to lead Boks squad for Safari 7s
    South Africa’s Cecil Afrika dives to make a try during a past World Rugby Sevens tournament NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – Experienced play maker Cecil Afrika will lead the South Africa squad that will travel to Nairobi for the Safari Sevens scheduled for October 18th to 20th at the RFUEA Ground. Afrika...
  • Capital Sports: Sporting royalty unites in dancing to Kipchoge’s 1:59 tune
    Kipchoge salutes his fans after finishing the Ineos 1:59 challenge in Vienna, Austria on October 12, 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – On the second time of asking, Eliud Kipchoge finally achieved his life-long ambition of becoming the first man to run a marathon under two hours, something he equated...

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