Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Duncan, Flash, Chagger tussle for KNRC title
    L-R: Kabras Sugar Racing Navigator Gareth Dawe, Clerk of Course Alexander Kovatchev and the Menengai Oil Refineries Marketing Manager. PHOTO/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 8- The title race for the 2017 Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) is expected to take a different and  exciting dimension...
  • Capital Sports: Serena entered for ‘family-friendly’ Australian Open
    Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant © AFP/File / PAUL CROCK SYDNEY, Australia, Dec 8 – New mum Serena Williams has accepted a place at the Australian Open and is “anticipated to return” to the tournament in January, less than five months after giving birth, organisers said...
  • Capital Sports: Rockets down Jazz for eighth straight NBA win
    The Houston Rockets, fueled by 29 points from James Harden, posted their eighth straight NBA victory, 112-101 over the Utah Jazz, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 7, 2017 © GETTY/AFP/File / Christian Petersen LOS ANGELES, United States, Dec 8 – The Houston Rockets,...
  • Capital Sports: NBA to open training center in Mexico
    Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets players compete for the ball during a NBA Global Games match at the Mexico City Arena, on December 7, 2017 © AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLA LOS ANGELES, United States, Dec 8 – The National Basketball Association is opening an elite training center in Mexico City for...
  • Capital Sports: Wilshere stars in Arsenal Europa rout
    Hack Wilshere celebrates his goal against BATE Borisov. PHOTO/DailyMail LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 8-  Jack Wilshere scored his first club goal in two-and-a-half years as Arsenal rounded off the Europa League group stage with an emphatic 6-0 thrashing of BATE Borisov. Wilshere, who is pushing for...
  • Capital Sports: Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley
    Wembley Stadium in London will host seven matches in total for the Euro 2020 tournament, including the two semi-finals and the final on July 12, 2020 © AFP/File / ADRIAN DENNIS NYON, Switzerland, Dec 7 – Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in...
  • Capital Sports: Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group
    Atalanta’s forward Andrea Petagna (L) vies with Lyon’s defender Mouctar Diakhaby during the UEFA Europa League group E football match December 7, 2017 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO PARIS, France, Dec 7 – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign...
  • Capital Sports: Sexual abuse in sports: the most notorious cases
    Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, seen here in November 2017, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography LOS ANGELES, United States, Dec 8 – Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 young girls, was jailed for 60...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or award
    Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Champions League football match against Borussia Dortmund December 6, 2017 © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANO PARIS, France, Dec 7 – Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s...
  • Capital Sports: Rwanda, Libya stare elimination after draw
    Libya captain Albadri Faisal clears the ball under pressure from Rwanda’s Yannick Mukunzi during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Machakos on December 7, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu MACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 7- Rwanda and invitational side Libya stare at the prospect of elimination from the CECAFA...
  • Capital Sports: Zanzibar hits Tanzania to go top of Group A
    Ibrahim Ahmad (r) is joined by teammates in celebrating his winning goal against Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu MACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 7- Second half goals from Khamis Suleiman Khamis and Ibrahim Ahmad saw Zanzibar beat neighbors Tanzania 2-1 and move top of Group ‘A’ of the CECAFA Senior Challenge...
  • Capital Sports: South Sudanese youngster relishing KPL opportunity
    David Majak celebrating after completing his brace for his Kapenguria Heroes side against Nakuru All Stars in the Final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Region played at the Narok Stadium on November 5, 2017. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – Just like the famous Lupita Nyong’o’s quote “No...
  • Capital Sports: Kiplagat, Kirui to defend Boston titles
    Edna Kiplagat competing at 2017 Boston Marathon. BOSTON, United States, Dec 7- Organisers of the Boston Marathon have confirmed that this year’s winners, Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April 2018. In her Boston debut earlier this...
  • Capital Sports: Durant powers Warriors, James dominates Kings
    Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors tries to keep the ball from Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on December 6, 2017 © GETTY/AFP / STREETER LECKA CHARLOTTE, United States, Dec 7 – Kevin Durant finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10...
  • Capital Sports: Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars
    Manny Pacquiao’s planned boxing academy in Beijing will draft in coaches from abroad to help develop Chinese boxing © AFP/File / Patrick HAMILTON BEIJING, China, Dec 7 – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool report Spartak over youth game ‘racism’
    Rhian Brewster of England was visibly irate at the end of Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Spartak in the UEFA Youth League and had to be restrained by team-mates and coaching staff © AFP/File / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Liverpool have reported Spartak Moscow to UEFA, the...
  • Capital Sports: FIFA trial hears of dancing, private jet, massages
    Former South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) president Juan Angel Napout arrives with family last month at the court in Brooklyn, New York © AFP/File / DON EMMERT NEW YORK, United States, Dec 7 – A Brazilian businessman told a US Federal Court on Wednesday that he helped set up a huge...
  • Capital Sports: Tokyo 2020 unveil bug-eyed Olympic mascot hopefuls
    A shortlist of three pairs of official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascots are unveiled at Kakezuka elementary school, on December 7, 2017 © AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI TOKYO, Japan, Dec 7 – Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled a shortlist of three official 2020 Games mascots Thursday — from bug-eyed cartoon...
  • Capital Sports: French Federation chief blocks path to Benzema return
    Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has won 81 caps for his country but has not played since October 2015, when a scandal over a sex tape broke out with Benzema implicated © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYS PARIS, France, Dec 6 – The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has effectively ruled out any...
  • Capital Sports: ‘Fab Four’ fire seven-goal Liverpool into last 16
    Mohammed Salah, Philipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino celebrate after taking Liverpool to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. PHOTO/DailyMail LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 7- Philippe Coutinho’s first Liverpool hat-trick propelled Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow on...

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