Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: 3 Kenyans into Africa Championships quarters
    Corporal Nick Okoth.PHOTO/The Star NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 – Three more Kenyan boxers advanced to different stages of the ongoing African Boxing Championships that started on Monday in Congo Brazaville. Shaffi Bakari beat Joshua Kizza of Uganda on points in the Light Fly weight category while in...
  • Capital Sports: Germany, Chile set for heavyweight Confederations Cup clash
    Germany coach Joachim Loew is wary of the threat from Chile at the Confederations Cup in Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – Germany and Chile clash for control of Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday with die Mannschaft’s head coach Joachim Loew talking up...
  • Capital Sports: Coleman poised to upstage Gatlin at US trials
    Veteran sprinter Justin Gatlin has become a mentor to prodigy and rival Christian Coleman © GETTY IMAGES/AFP/File / ANDY LYONS SACRAMENTO, United States, Jun 21 – The next generation of American sprinting talent will be on display Thursday when the US Track and Field Championships get under way in...
  • Capital Sports: Free agent defensive back Gilbert banned for year
    Suspended by the NFl for repeated substance abuse violations, Justin Gilbert played nine games for the Browns in 2015 before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers © GETTY IMAGES/AFP/File / Gregory Shamus NEW YORK, United States, Jun 21 – Free agent cornerback Justin Gilbert, the eighth overall...
  • Capital Sports: Thompson in dreamland after stunning Murray
    Jordan Thompson victory over Andy Murray at Queens makes him the first player to stop the Scot breaking serve in a match since Roger Federer in 2015 © AFP / GLYN KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 21 – Jordan Thompson savoured the best moment of his life as the Australian underdog handed world number...
  • Capital Sports: ‘No investigation’ opened into Infantino: FIFA
    Sources told AFP that Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely, who was chairman of the ethics committee’s investigatory chamber before being removed, had opened an investigation into Gianni Infantino © AFP/File / Roman Kruchinin LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jun 20 – Football’s world governing body FIFA assured...
  • Capital Sports: FIFA clear United over Pogba transfer
    Paul Pogba scored one of the goals that propelled Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League final LONDON, United Kingdom, June 21 – FIFA have cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing in the multi-million pound deal that took Paul Pogba to Old Trafford from Juventus last...
  • Capital Sports: VAR would have won Gunners 2006 CL-Wenger
    Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger smiles ahead of their English Premier League football match against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on May 10, 2017 LONDON, June 21 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that had Video Assistant Referees (VAR) been around earlier...
  • Capital Sports: Lions coach Gatland to curb chat ahead of All Blacks Test
    British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has vowed to “let the rugby do the talking” as his side prepares for a first Test against the All Blacks © AFP/File / MICHAEL BRADLEY Auckland, New Zealand, Jun 21 – British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has vowed to “let the rugby do the talking...
  • Capital Sports: Uganda to host 2017 Africa Sevens Rugby
    Kenya Sevens players hurdle together before a past match KAMPALA, June 21 – Confederation of African Rugby, the continent’s rugby governing body, has selected Uganda to host the 2017 Africa Sevens Championship. The event will take place Oct. 6-7 in the capital Kampala. Andrew Owor, president of the...
  • Capital Sports: Portugal take on Confederations Cup hosts Russia
    Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP/File / Yuri CORTEZ MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal take on Confederations Cup hosts and Group A leaders Russia on Wednesday with a tax storm scandal clouding the superstar’s Real Madrid future. Having opened their Confed Cup...
  • Capital Sports: New Zealand face Mexico battle to stay alive in Confederations Cup
    New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVA SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be brave against Mexico, knowing defeat on Wednesday will effectively end their Confederations Cup hopes. Their 2-0 loss to hosts Russia in...
  • Capital Sports: I feel very happy here, says Aguero
    Sergio Aguero says he feels very happy at Manchester City. PHOTO/FFT. MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, June 20 – Sergio Aguero says he wants to remain at Manchester City amid reports he is set for the Etihad Stadium exit door. The Argentine striker netted 33 goals in 45 games for the club last season....
  • Capital Sports: Troubled Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing
    Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo angrily announced last week that his “conscience is clear” © AFP/File / Sergio CAMACHO Madrid, Spain, Jun 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a...
  • Capital Sports: Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge
    Jose Mourinho has been accused of failing to pay 3.3 million euro in taxes whilst he coached Real Madrid from 2010-13 © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS Madrid, Spain, Jun 20 – Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in taxes at Real Madrid...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo won’t quit Real, says Florentino Perez
    Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won three Champions League titles and three Ballon d’Or awards whilst at Real Madrid © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANO MADRID, Spain, Jun 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club...
  • Capital Sports: Mayweather comeback won’t overshadow me: Golovkin
    Gennady Golovkin, pictured in February 2017, defends his world title belts at the T-Mobile Arena three weeks after Floyd Mayweather faces Conor McGregor at the same Las Vegas venue © GETTY/AFP/File / Josh Lefkowitz LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 20 – Gennady Golovkin has dismissed the idea that Floyd...
  • Capital Sports: 7 defending champs earn direct London ticket
    World men’s 800m record-holder David Rudisha eyes title defence when the Rio Olympic Games track and field programme gets underway on Friday. NAIROBI, Kenya, June 20 –Javelin star Julius Yego leads seven defending champions, who have earned direct qualification for August IAAF World Championships...
  • Capital Sports: KTB pledges Sh20m to IAAF World Under 18
    World U 18 LOC-CEO Mwangi Muthee hands over equipemnts to Athletics Kenya Paul Mutwii and Barnabas Korir.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, June 20 – With 21 days left before Kenya hosts the IAAF World U18 Championships, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) on...
  • Capital Sports: Inside Senegal’s PL football incubator
    French coach Olivier Perrin gives Generation Foot players a pep talk: the side won the Senegalese national championship in early June © AFP / SEYLLOU DÈNI BIRAM NDAW, Senegal, Jun 20 – Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark...

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