Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart
    Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates after defeating Italy’s Sara Errani in their WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix semi-final match, in Stuttgart, in 2014 © AFP/File / Thomas Kienzle STUTTGART, Germany, Apr 25 – From the shadow of Chernobyl’s nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from...
  • Capital Sports: Benitez steers Newcastle back to Premier League
    Newcastle United’s manager Rafael Benitez steers his side back to the Premier League © AFP/File / LINDSEY PARNABY LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 24 – Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win...
  • Capital Sports: SuperSport not coming back – KPL, FKF say
    Former Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga enjoys a moment on camera after winning the Kenyan Premier League title in 2015. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – The slimmest of hopes that South African Pay TV company SuperSport would re-consider their decision to pull out of broadcasting the...
  • Capital Sports: Messi hails Clasico win as ‘important step’ in title race
    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Real Madrid on April 23, 2017 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO MADRID, Spain, Apr 24 – Lionel Messi on Monday hailed Barcelona’s dramatic 3-2 Clasico victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid as an “important step” in the race for the La Liga title. Messi’s...
  • Capital Sports: Southampton hope to raise next generation of stars from Kenya
    Southampton Global Football Development Manager Andrew Martino has a chat with Joshua Otieno during the opening day of the training camp on APril 24, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Luke Shaw, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Callum Chambers...
  • Capital Sports: Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping
    Russia’s Tatiana Chernova has been ordered to return her medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympics after failing a doping re-test © AFP/File / JEWEL SAMAD LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Apr 24 – Russian Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her Beijing Olympic heptathlon bronze medal after failing a doping re-test,...
  • Capital Sports: Arsenal players let Wenger down- Ramsey
    Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger (R) and assistant Steve Bould gesture in their seats during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on April 10, 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 24 – Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has admitted...
  • Capital Sports: Pipeline, Prisons to renew rivalry in Ndakaini
    Defending champions Kenya Pipeline will face Kenya Prisons in the second leg of the 2017 Kenya Volleyball Federation League in Ndakaini. PHOTO/courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – Reigning Kenya Volleyball Federation women league champions Kenya Pipeline and 2013 champions Kenya Prisons will renew...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea’s Kante wins PFA Player of the Year
    Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante named PFA Player of the Year ahead of team-mate Eden Hazard. PHOTO/EUROSPORT. LONDON, United Kingdom, 24 – N’Golo Kante has won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award for 2016-17. The Chelsea midfielder, 26, beat Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Romelu...
  • Capital Sports: Jepkosgei breaks course record at Gifu Seiryu
    Joyceline Jepkosgei wins the Karlovy Vary Half Marathon (Giancarlo Colombo / organisers) GIFU, JAPAN, Apr 23 -World half marathon record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei won the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon on Sunday, taking more than a minute off the course record at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Her...
  • Capital Sports: Serena back in number one spot, Nadal rises
    Serena Williams hasn’t played since her Australian Open triumph, which saw her surpass Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era PARIS, France, Apr 24 – US tennis star Serena Williams returned to the world number one spot in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday, days...
  • Capital Sports: Pacquiao declares ‘I’m not done yet’
    Manny Pacquiao (R) is juggling his boxing career with his role as a senator in the Philippines © AFP/File / TED ALJIBE BRISBANE, Australia, Apr 24 – Veteran Filipino Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to show he is “not done yet” when he defends his world title against Australia’s Jeff Horn in...
  • Capital Sports: Giant smoke bombs interrupt PSV v Ajax
    Thick black smoke forces a five-minute interruption of play during the crunch PSV Eindhoven tie with Ajax at the Philips Stadion © ANP/AFP / Marcel van Hoorn EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Apr 24 – Thick black fumes from smoke bombs engulfed stands at PSV Eindhoven’s crunch home game against Ajax,...
  • Capital Sports: Sharapova’s return divides rivals
    Maria Sharapova (L) shakes hands with Caroline Wozniacki after their Madrid Open match in 2015 © AFP/File / Gerard Julien STUTTGART, Germany, Apr 24 – Maria Sharapova returns to tennis this week following her 15-month ban having tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea face Saints as Spurs eye Palace date
    Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (L) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker during their FA Cup semi-final match, at Wembley stadium in London, on April 22, 2017 © AFP/File / Adrian Dennis LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 24 – Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes to win the Premier League title...
  • Capital Sports: Kiprop, Korir win thrilling duels in Vienna
    Nancy Kiprop wins the Vienna City Marathon (Victah Sailer / organisers) VIENNA, Austria, Apr 24 – Kenyans Nancy Kiprop and Albert Korir took top honours in thrilling duels at the Vienna City Marathon, running 2:24:20 and 2:08:40 respectively at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday. Despite the...
  • Capital Sports: LeBron sparks Cavaliers to NBA playoff sweep of Pacers
    LeBron James, pictured on April 17, 2017, helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Indiana Pacers © GETTY/AFP / Gregory Shamus LOS ANGELES, United States, Apr 23 – LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102...
  • Capital Sports: Crystal Palace’s Benteke comes back to haunt Liverpool
    Crystal Palace’s striker Christian Benteke (L) celebrates scoring a goal against Liverpool with Joel Ward (2ndL), James Tomkins (2ndR) and Jason Puncheon on April 23, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICK LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke stunned his former club with both...
  • Capital Sports: Messi double as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in El Clasico
    Barcelona’s midfielder Ivan Rakitic (R) celebrates a goal with Lionel Messi (2ndR) and Luis Suarez (2ndL) during a Spanish league football match against Real Madrid on April 23, 2017 © AFP / GERARD JULIEN MADRID, Spain, Apr 23 – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the...
  • Capital Sports: Five-Star Ulinzi crush Mathare in Nakuru
    Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru is carried shoulder high by team mate Oliver Rutto after scoring his first goal against Mathare United in a Kenyan Premier league match at the Afraha Stadium on April 23, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAKURU, Kenya, Apr 23 – Three goals within the opening 13 minutes...

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