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  • Capital Sports: Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job
    Yuki Kawauchi hopes turning pro will enable him to beat his PB© AFP/File RYAN MCBRIDE TOKYO, Japan, Apr 19 – The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro. An...
  • Capital Sports: Keitany aiming for Radcliffe world record in London
    Kenya’s Mary Keitany wants to be the quickest woman ever to run a marathon © AFP / Tolga AKMEN LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Kenya’s Mary Keitany will look to achieve a “lifetime goal” when she tries to topple Paula Radcliffe as the quickest woman ever to run a marathon with a fourth victory in...
  • Capital Sports: Four VAR officials, giant screen replays at every World Cup match – FIFA
    2018 World Cup COVERCIANO, Italy, Apr 18 – Four video assistant referees will be present at every game at the World Cup in Russia with replays to be shown on giant screens inside the stadiums, FIFA said on Wednesday. “Everything will be centralised in a single location in Moscow and all referees...
  • Capital Sports: Mourinho in selection dilemma for Spurs semi
    On target: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring their second goal © AFP / Glyn KIRK BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday. Goals...
  • Capital Sports: Amokachi confident Morocco will land 2026 WC rights
    Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) presents the Morocco 2026 World Cup bid book to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- On June 13 in Moscow, Russia, FIFA delegates will head into...
  • Capital Sports: Mighty Gor make history by progressing to CAF CC Group Stages
    A Gor Mahia die hard fan singing the K’Ogalo anthem with passion. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- Record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have made history by becoming the first Kenyan team to progress to the group stages of continental football in the new era of CAF...
  • Capital Sports: If anyone can beat Real, then it’s Bayern – Rummenigge
    Bayern Munich warmed up for Real Madrid by thrashing Leverkusen to reach the German Cup final © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZ BERLIN, Germany, Apr 18 – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday’s home Champions League semi-final, first...
  • Capital Sports: DR Congo football chief held in embezzlement probe
    CAF vice president Constant Omari addresses the press at the end of CAF’s five day inspection tour on June 17 ahead of CHAN 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu KINSHASA, DR Congo, Apr 18 – The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe...
  • Capital Sports: VAR could be used in CL by 2019: UEFA chief
    UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin does not want to rush to introduce VAR into European competitions © AFP / JOHN THYS MILAN, Italy, Apr 18 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said Wednesday that the video assistant referee (VAR) system could be introduced to the Champions League by the 2019-2020...
  • Capital Sports: FIFA plans to revamp Club World Cup, scrap Confederations Cup
    Real Madrid retained the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi in December© AFP/File KARIM SAHIB LISBON, PORTUGAL, Apr 18 – FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that would only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday. According...
  • Capital Sports: Matthysse vows fight ‘to the death’ against Pacquiao
    Manny Pacquiao (centre L) will fight Lucas Matthysse (centre R) for the WBA welterweight title in July © AFP / TED ALJIBE MANILA, Philippines, Apr 18 – World champion Lucas Matthysse on Wednesday vowed a fight “to the death” in his July title defence against Manny Pacquiao, describing the...
  • Capital Sports: De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year
    Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional...
  • Capital Sports: Kerr focused on the job as Gor land in Pretoria
    Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr (left) having a chat with Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko at City Hall after receiving a sigh of relief from the County boss. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, KENYA, Apr 18- Gor Mahia landed in Pretoria, South Africa at around 3am EAT Wednesday, less than 17 hours before...
  • Capital Sports: Kitambi to help Zapata pick local assistant
    AFC Leopards’ Dennis Kitambi will help new head coach Zapata pick a local assistant coach. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- Before he departs for his Bangladesh sojourn, AFC Leopards interim coach Dennis Kitambi will assist incoming boss Rodolfo Zapata in picking his assistant coach...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes ‘dream’ World Cup 
    Brazilian superstar Neymar out of action until at least May 17 © AFP / Nelson ALMEIDA SAO PAULO, Brazil, Apr 17 – Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery...
  • Capital Sports: Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas
    In Saudi Arabia, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown is becoming the new normal and being seen less as a symbol of cultural rebellion © AFP / Amer HILABI JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Apr 18 – Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of...
  • Capital Sports: More fuel, biometric gloves for F1 next season
    New gloves have been designed for drivers to improve safety and give medical staff a better picture of a driver’s condition after accidents © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOV PARIS, France, Apr 17 – More fuel and biometric gloves for drivers were two of the changes agreed by Formula One’s ruling body...
  • Capital Sports: James wary of Real’s Champions League ‘chip’
    Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates habitually up their game for the Champions League, says on-loan Bayern star James Rodriguez © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZO BERLIN, Germany, Apr 17 – They may sit third in the Spanish league, but when it comes to the Champions League...
  • Capital Sports: Gor leaves for Pretoria after Governor Sonko came to their rescue
    “We needed the tickets for the traveling contingent of 18 players, five members of the technical bench, a federation representative and six team officials,” Gor boss Ambrose Rachier confirmed. NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 – Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia departed for Pretoria, South...
  • Capital Sports: Aguero recovering from minor knee surgery
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is targeting full fitness ahead of the World Cup © AFP/File / Anthony Devlin LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 17 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is recovering from minor surgery on his knee but said on Tuesday that he is “motivated” to get back on the pitch...

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