Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Obama fetes world-champion Chicago Cubs, his (wife’s) favorite
    US President Barack Obama poses with a jersey as he welcomes the World Champion Chicago Cubs baseball team to the White House on January 16, 2017 © AFP / YURI GRIPAS WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 17 – Barack Obama, the man once known as the “hope candidate,” on Monday warmly feted a team that had...
  • Capital Sports: Serena, Nadal make sizzling starts at Australian Open
    Serena Williams of the US serves against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic during their Australian Open first round match, in Melbourne, on January 17, 2017 © AFP / GREG WOOD Melbourne, Australia, Jan 17 – Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal made light of scorching conditions and doubts over their form as...
  • Capital Sports: United out of Premier League title race – Vidic
    Manchester United’s striker Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal and equalling Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United all-time scoring record during the English FA Cup third round football match against Reading January 7, 2017 MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 17 – Former Manchester...
  • Capital Sports: Alexis Sanchez admits Sh 943mn tax fraud
    Arsenal’s striker Alexis Sanchez, pictured on January 12, 2017, admitted that his tax declarations for 2012 and 2013 had not included profits from his image rights, which transited through a company based in Malta © AFP/File / Glyn KIRK BARCELONA, Spain, Jan 16 – Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on...
  • Capital Sports: Kabananga strikes as DRC upset Morocco
    Democratic Republic of the Congo’s forward Junior Kabananga (R) celebrates with midfielder Merveille Bokadi after scoring a goal on January 16, 2017 OYEM, Gabon, Jan 16 – Junior Kabananga pounced on a goalkeeping error to give the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Morocco in an Africa Cup...
  • Capital Sports: NOCK Executive Officials striped election voting rights
    NOCK Executive officials will not be allowed to vote in the coming Elections.PHOTO/courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The Executive Committee Members of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been stripped off their elections voting powers. The decision was made during an extraordinary...
  • Capital Sports: Toure talks up title chances despite points gap
    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says his side can still win the Premier League title © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Yaya Toure is adamant Manchester City can still end the season as Premier League champions even after a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Everton left them 10...
  • Capital Sports: Champions Ivory Coast held in Togo draw
    Defending champions Ivory Coast were held to a goalless draw by Togo in their first match.PHOTO/Kwese Sport OYEM, Gabon, Jan 16 – Ivory Coast made a disappointing start to their Africa Cup of Nations title defence Monday when held 0-0 by lowest Group C seeds Togo in Gabonese town Oyem. Paris Saint-...
  • Capital Sports: Diego Costa trains alone amid China reports
    Chelsea’s striker Diego Costa celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London on December 31, 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Chelsea striker Diego Costa trained alone for the second day in...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya athletes welcome new doping initiative
    Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the Men’s Marathon athletics event of the 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 ELDORET, Kenya, Jan 16 – Top Kenyan athletes on Monday welcomed a new initiative to stop doping, which has tarnished their image, in...
  • Capital Sports: Klopp reveals reason for angry reaction to Mourinho
    Mourinho and Klopp exchange opinions at Old Trafford. PHOTO/SKY. LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Jurgen Klopp has revealed why he reacted so angrily to Jose Mourinho on the touchline, following a clash between Roberto Firmino and Ander Herrera in Sunday’s Old Trafford showdown. Manchester...
  • Capital Sports: Togo is ready for Ivory Coast – Adebayor
    Togo’s forward Emmanuel Adebayor is pictured during their African Cup of Nation 2013 quarter final football match against Burkina Faso on February 3, 2013 in Nelspruit, South Africa. PHOTO/AFP LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan 16 – Togo skipper Emmanuel Adebayor says they are ready to take on the reigning...
  • Capital Sports: Money is not everything, Conte tells Costa
    Chelsea secured a 10th straight victory by winning 1-0 at Sunderland in midweek, but head coach Antonio Conte (C) has warned his players against complacency LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Ahead of crunch talks with unsettled striker Diego Costa, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insists the...
  • Capital Sports: China to cut foreign football player numbers on pitch
    Shanghai SIPG paid Chelsea 60 million euros for Brazilian midfielder Oscar (C) © AFP/File / STR Beijing, China, Jan 16 – China said Monday it will cut foreign player numbers in top-flight teams to curb massive spending on overseas talent, with Chelsea’s Diego Costa the latest to be linked to a big-...
  • Capital Sports: Ghana begin latest AFCON bid, Egypt return
    Ghana’s Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew (R) take part in a team training session in Port-Gentil on January 15, 2017, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon © AFP / Justin TALLIS PORT-GENTIL, Gabon, Jan 16 – Runners-up two years ago, Ghana start their latest bid to recapture the Africa...
  • Capital Sports: Not the result we fought for, says Mourinho
    Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho leaves the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on January 7, 2017 MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Manchester United manager Jose...
  • Capital Sports: We were the better side, claims Klopp
    Borussia Dortmund’s then coach Jurgen Klopp (R) greets then Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho prior to the Champions League semi-final first leg in Dortmund, western Germany on April 24, 2013 MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his team played the better...
  • Capital Sports: Venus bridges age gap to reach Australian Open round two
    Venus Williams of the US celebrates her victory against Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova on day one of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 16, 2017 © AFP / PETER PARKS MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 16 – Veteran campaigner Venus Williams dug deep to grind her way into the Australian Open second round...
  • Capital Sports: Sevilla late show ends Madrid’s 40-game unbeaten run
    Sevilla’s forward Stevan Jovetic celebrates after scoring their 2-1 victory goal during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on January 15, 2017 © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLER Madrid, Spain, Jan 16 – A stunning stoppage time winner...
  • Capital Sports: Bottas’ ‘Mercedes’ future to be resolved next week
    Williams Martini Racing F1 finnish driver Valtteri Bottas speaks with a journalist ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack on October 27, 2016 in Mexico City © AFP/File / YURI CORTEZ LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 15 – Valtteri Bottas’ potential move from Williams...

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