Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA series, Spurs down Warriors
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (L) of the Milwaukee Bucks drives against Al Horford of the Boston Celtics © GETTY/AFP / JONATHAN DANIEL WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 23 – Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the...
  • Capital Sports: Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out
    Boxing used to be the most popular sport in Nigeria until the 1960s but fell out of favour for decades, in part due to lack of sponsorship. But since the start of the 2000s it has made a come-back © AFP/File / SEGUN OGUNFEYITIMI LAGOS, Nigeria, Apr 23 – When Selah Fawaz decided to organise his...
  • Capital Sports: Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year
    Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah matched a Prenuer League record for a single season with 31 goals and also netted the award for African Player of the Year for 2017 © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABY LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’...
  • Capital Sports: Improved Man City difficult to catch, admits Mourinho
    Mourinho played down expectations of Man Utd challenging champions Man City for the Premier League next season. © AFP / Ben STANSALL LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City...
  • Capital Sports: Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title
    It was a frustrating night for Fernando Torres (L) and Atletico Madrid against Betis © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO MADRID, Spain, Apr 22 – Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona...
  • Capital Sports: Pogba insists: ‘I have no problem with Mourinho’
    ‘No problems with Mourinho’: Paul Pogba with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF PARIS, France, Apr 22 – Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several...
  • Capital Sports: Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP of the Americas
    Spain’s biker Marc Marquez, , pictured on April 8, 2018, won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas © AFP/File / Juan Mabromata WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 22 – Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday...
  • Capital Sports: United will be Cup final favourites, says Conte
    Antonio Conte shakes hands with Olivier Giroud, who got the opener in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Southampton on Sunday © AFP / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in...
  • Capital Sports: Mendy makes Man City return to boost World Cup hopes
    Mendy made his return after a seven-month injury layoff. © AFP / Oli SCARFF MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Benjamin Mendy made a winning return to first-team football — and shared the experience with hundreds of Manchester City fans as he celebrated following his team’s 5-0 victory over...
  • Capital Sports: Bayern must be fearless against Real- Robben
    Bayern Munich’s midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZ BERLIN, Germany, Apr 22 – Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-...
  • Capital Sports: Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown
    Rafael Nadal eased to an 11th Monte Carlo title by swatting aside Kei Nishikori © AFP / Yann COATSALIOU MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Apr 22 – Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s final to retain the world number...
  • Capital Sports: Benevento relegated after first season in Serie A
    Benevento have won just five times in 34 matches in their first season in Serie A © AFP / Vincenzo PINTO ROME, Italy, Apr 22 – Benevento’s relegation from Serie A was confirmed on Sunday after just one year in Italy’s top flight and less than 24 hours after an impressive 1-0 win at AC Milan....
  • Capital Sports: Tusker sends entire technical bench packing
    Tusker FC head coach Sam Timbe consults with assistant coach Francis Baraza during a training session at the Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi on January 3, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22- Eleven-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC have sent their entire technical bench...
  • Capital Sports: Giroud sinks Saints to take Chelsea to FA Cup final
    Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Southampton during the FA Cup semi finals on April 22, 2018 LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22- Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in...
  • Capital Sports: Substitutes impact sends Gor to KPL summit
    Gor Mahia debutant Raphael Asudi tries to dribble past Thika United duo of Baraka Badi and Sosthenes Idah during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22- Samuel Onyango, Meddie Kagere and Francis Kahata...
  • Capital Sports: Wenger farewell fails to fill the Emirates
    Wenger waves to the crowd as he takes his seat for one of his final home games in charge of Arsenal. © AFP / Ian KINGTON LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign to a close at the end of the season still wasn’t enough to tempt many Arsenal fans back to...
  • Capital Sports: Man Utd can win Premier League next year- Lukaku
    Romelu Lukaku says Manchester United can win the Premier League title next season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Romelu Lukaku believes the current Manchester United squad can win next season’s Premier League, blaming a lack of consistency rather than quality for their...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya’s Manvir makes history in winning ARC York Rally
    Manvir Baryan (left) and Drew Sturrock after winning in South Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 – Manvir Baryan became the first Kenyan driver to win the Rally of South Africa (dubbed the York Rally) after outpacing his southerners’ adversaries in Mpumalanga contrary to all expectations. And the...
  • Capital Sports: Musa Mohammed terminates Tirana contract
    Musa Mohammed joined Tirana in January from Gor Mahia. PHOTO/KF Tirana NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22- Former Gor Mahia skipper Musa Mohammed has terminated his contract with Albanian second tier side KF Tirana barely four months after joining the side. Mohammed who spent close to nine seasons at Gor made...
  • Capital Sports: Vivian Cheruiyot bags London Marathon title
    Vivian Cheruiyot in Frankfurt (Victah Sailer/organisers) © Copyright NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21- Multiple track champion Vivian Cheruiyot stunned pre-race favorite Mary Keitany to bag her second career marathon victory, winning in London in a Personal best time of 2:18:31 ahead of compatriot Brigid...

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