Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Loew looks to add to Germany’s strong record
    Germany head coach Joachim Loew arrives for a press conference during the Russia 2017 Confederation Cup in Sochi on June 24, 2017 © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZ SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Joachim Loew can maintain his proud decade-long record of steering Germany to the semi-finals at major...
  • Capital Sports: All Blacks maul British and Irish Lions in first Test
    New Zealand All Black Rieko Ioane races away for a try during their Test match against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland on June 24, 2017 © AFP / Michael BRADLEY AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jun 24 – Rieko Ioane scored two second-half tries as the world champion All Blacks stamped...
  • Capital Sports: Last-gasp Hamilton pips Bottas to Azerbaijan GP pole
    Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after the qualifying session for the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in Baku on June 24, 2017 © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVIC Baku, Azerbaijan, Jun 24 – Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix...
  • Capital Sports: Mbaaru crowned the king of Lewa Marathon with fifth title
    Philemon Mbaaru crossing the finish line for his fifth Safaricom Lewa Marathon title.PHOTO/Kamakya ISIOLO, Kenya, June 24 – Charging through Lewa’s undulating tough course, 2014 Casablanca winner Philemon Mbaaru prevailed the punishing conditions to successfully retain the men’s Safaricom Marathon...
  • Capital Sports: Southampton name Pellegrino new boss
    English Premier League side Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATA LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 23 – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who...
  • Capital Sports: Springboks turn jeers to cheers in rugby resurgence
    South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has overseen a turnaround in the Springboks’ fortunes © AFP/File / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jun 23 – Coach Allister Coetzee, defence specialist Brendan Venter and skipper Warren Whiteley and his Golden Lions have been key factors in the...
  • Capital Sports: New faces as Kenyan team for London begins to take shape
    Agnes Tirop crosses the finish line ahead of Irene Cheptai on June 23, 2017 during the Kenyan trials for the IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in London in August. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – Kenya might just have the surprise factor as it prepares to defend its...
  • Capital Sports: Bett salivates at Rudisha crown as he sails to 800m final
    World Junior Champion Kipyegon Bett (far right) eases through to win the 800m race during the Kenyan trials for the World Athletics Championship at the Nyayo National Stadium on June 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – As his role model and icon David Rudisha sat quietly up the...
  • Capital Sports: Red Bull dominate Baku GP opening practice
    Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the times in opening free practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix © AFP/File / BERTRAND LANGLOIS BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun 23 – Max Verstappen topped the times ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo as the main championship contenders struggled in...
  • Capital Sports: Portugal, Mexico, Russia eye Confed semis
    Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo trains in Saint Petersburg on June 23, 2017 © AFP / Mladen ANTONOV SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 23 – Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to confirm their passage into next week’s...
  • Capital Sports: Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine
    Argentina’s Lionel Messi is not the only football star to run into problems with Spain’s courts, with Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo the latest to have been summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud © AFP/File / SAEED KHAN BARCELONA, Spain, Jun 23 – Prosecutors in Barcelona...
  • Capital Sports: Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters
    Usain Bolt has won eight Olympic gold medals in a gilttering career © AFP/File / Eric FEFERBERG KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 23 – When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever...
  • Capital Sports: ‘World Cup final’ as All Blacks meet British and Irish Lions
    The British and Irish Lions’ players Kyle Sinckler (L), Mako Vunipola (2nd R), and Ken Owens (R) take part in the captain’s run ahead of their first rugby union Test match against New Zealand, in Auckland, on June 23, 2017 © AFP / PETER PARKS AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jun 23 – All Blacks coach Steve...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from Roma
    Mohamed Salah agreed to a five year contract with Liverpool © AFP/File / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 22 – Liverpool on Thursday completed the signing of Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from AS Roma for a fee reported to be 39 million euros ($43.5 million). The 25-year-old agreed...
  • Capital Sports: Sanchez makes history as Chile draw Germany
    Germany’s midfielder Leon Goretzka (C) vies with Chile’s forward Alexis Sanchez (L) and Chile’s midfielder Charles Aranguiz during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Germany and Chile at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan on June 22, 2017.FRANCK FIFE / AFP KAZAN, Russia, June...
  • Capital Sports: Milligan penalty rescues draw for Australia
    Cameroon drew 1-1 with Australia.PHOTO/Courtesy SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 – Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit. Cameroon midfielder Andre-...
  • Capital Sports: Finish the job in first half, TM tells Simbas
    Kenya Simbas’ Davis Chenge with teammates in training.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, June 22 – The Kenya Simbas will seek to seal the win in the first half when they host rivals Uganda in the second leg of the Elgon Cup cum Africa Gold Cup opener at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday. Team...
  • Capital Sports: Man United stars attend Chris Smalling’s wedding in Italy
    Smalling chats to a guest after becoming the second United star to marry in the last week.PHOTO/Daily Mail LONDON, United Kingdom, June 22 – Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was joined by Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Danny Welbeck as they attended the wedding of Chris Smalling and Sam Cooke in...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya’s Keter and Degefa the favourites in Olomouc
    Kenneth Keter.photo/Courtesy OLOMOUC, Czech Republic, June 22 – Kenneth Keter of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa will start as favourites at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday. Keter, 20, set his 59:48 career in 2016, and on Saturday will be targetting...
  • Capital Sports: FA terminates bookies sponsorship deal
    The Football Association’s CEO Martin Glenn addresses a press conference in Chantilly, northern France, on June 28, 2016 © AFP/File / PAUL ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 22 – Leading English bookmaker Ladbrokes saw their four-year sponsorship deal with the English Football Association (FA)...

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