Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Hamilton poised to join Fangio, Schumacher as five-time champion
    Title charge: Lewis Hamilton can wrap up a fifth world championship on Sunday © AFP / Behrouz MEHRI AUSTIN, United States, Oct 18 – Lewis Hamilton stands on the verge of history this week as he needs to out-score Sebastian Vettel by eight points at the United States Grand Prix to become only the...
  • Capital Sports: Pacquiao says ’90 percent’ sure will face Broner in January
    The Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (right) pumped new life into his storied but slowing boxing career in July when he delivered his first knockout in nine years in a bout against Lucas Matthysse of Argentina © AFP / Mohd RASFAN MANILA, Philippines, Oct 18 – Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said a...
  • Capital Sports: Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer
    Since retiring from athletics last year, Usain Bolt has been pursuing his dream of becoming a professional footballer © AFP/File / PETER PARKS SYDNEY, Australia, Oct 18 – Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue...
  • Capital Sports: Wario, legendary Keino surrender to police
    Former Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture Hassan Wario and athletics legendary Kipchoge Keino have surrendered to DCI, set to face charges..PHOTO/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and athletics legendary Kipchoge Keino have surrendered to police...
  • Capital Sports: Starlets qualify for Women’s Nations Cup after E. Guinea disqualified
    Harambee Starlets players Mwanahalima Adam and Sheryl Angachi celebrate with scorer Teresa Engesha during their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Harambee Starlets...
  • Capital Sports: Mayweather says Nurmagomedov fight will happen
    Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather insists he is ready to fight Russian mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Christian Petersen LOS ANGELES, United States, Oct 17 – Former world welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather insisted Wednesday he plans...
  • Capital Sports: Passport control: Fiji and South African stars not French yet
    Alivereti Raka, pictured August 2018, and Paul Willemse have applied for French nationality but until all the formalities are completed, then their hopes of pushing for a possible place at the 2019 World Cup have been put on hold © AFP/File / THIERRY ZOCCOLAN PARIS, France, Oct 17 – Fiji winger...
  • Capital Sports: Woods blames fatigue for Ryder Cup flop
    Tiger Woods blames tiredness for his Ryder Cup flop last month © AFP / FRANCK FIFE LOS ANGELES, United States, Oct 17 – Tiger Woods on Wednesday blamed his dismal Ryder Cup form on tiredness, citing a lack of physical preparation after a demanding comeback from injury. Woods lost all four of his...
  • Capital Sports: Kobe Bryant dismay after removal from film jury
    Oscar-winning former NBA star Kobe Bryant has been removed from a film festival jury over his 2003 rape case© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP Christopher Polk LOS ANGELES, United States, Oct 18 -Former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker Kobe Bryant expressed disappointment on Wednesday after...
  • Capital Sports: Henry hopeful playing success rubs off on Monaco
    Thierry Henry gives his first press conference as Monaco manager after taking over from Leonardo Jardim © AFP / Valery HACHE MONACO, Monaco, Oct 17 – Thierry Henry hopes his illustrious playing days will help underpin a successful career in management as he embarks on his first top job in club...
  • Capital Sports: Pique confident of luring Nadal and Djokovic to revamped Davis Cup
    Gerard Pique is confident that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in the revamped Davis Cup © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS MADRID, Spain, Oct 17 – Gerard Pique believes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will both play in the reformed Davis Cup next year and has said the “door remains open” to Roger...
  • Capital Sports: Broadcaster urges football authorities not to leave market ‘to criminals’
    British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on Saturdays in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance, and Eleven Sports has agreed to honor the blackout period © AFP/File / CRISTINA QUICLER LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Broadcaster Eleven...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool’s Mane has surgery on hand injury
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, pictured October 7, 2018, has a number of concerns ahead of his team’s return to Premeir League action, with doubts over some of the players © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Liverpool said on Wednesday that forward Sadio Mane had undergone...
  • Capital Sports: Ex Barca boss Rosell faces February trial for money laundering
    Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, pictured July 2014, his wife and four others are accused of “large-scale money laundering” since 2006 relating to television rights and sponsorship in Brazil © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU MADRID, Spain, Oct 17 – Former Barcelona president Sandro...
  • Capital Sports: ‘Being able to play football is not enough’ – Chiellini urges players to study
    “Studying helped relieve some of the pressure in the world of football,” said Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANO MILAN, Italy, Oct 17 – Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini urged players to think more about their careers after football on Wednesday as...
  • Capital Sports: ‘Eldoret Express’ Jepkosgei eyes 2019 comeback
    Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Olympics silver medalist Janeth Jepkosgei is determined to make a comeback after a two-year layoff, underlining she will be in contention for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 800m sensation, who has not competed in any event...
  • Capital Sports: Lloris hails France’s mental strength after Germany win
    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (C) comes to the rescue in a 2-1 Nations League win over Germany he put down to their ‘mental strength’. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE PARIS, France, Oct 17 – Tottenham ‘keeper Hugo Lloris hailed the mental strength that saw World Cup winners France overcome a patchy...
  • Capital Sports: Messi would struggle in current Man Utd team, says Scholes
    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been outspoken in his criticism of manager Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / ANDREW YATES LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team and that the struggling club are...
  • Capital Sports: Warriors raise title banner, silence Thunder in NBA opener
    The Golden State Warriors celebrate after receiving their 20-17-18 NBA season championship rings Tuesday © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / EZRA SHAW SAN FRANCISCO, United States, Oct 17 – Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant accepted their championship rings Tuesday for leading Golden State to a third...
  • Capital Sports: Wallabies’ Foley signs up to stay in Australia
    Australia’s Bernard Foley (C) successfully returned to the test XV fold this month in a stunning comeback against Argentina © AFP/File / Juan José Gasparini SYDNEY, Australia, Oct 17 – The Wallabies’ experienced stand-off Bernard Foley has rebuffed foreign offers and opted to stay in Australia...

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