Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Spain grind win, Rooney rescues England
    England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Slovenia during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualification soccer match between Slovenia and England in Ljubljana, Slovenia. PHOTO/AFP PARIS, June 15- Reigning European champions Spain closed in on a place at Euro 2016 by grinding out a 1-0 qualifying win...
  • Capital Sports: Adebayor snatches dramatic winner
    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 JOHANNESBURG, June 15- Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor put recent troubles behind him on...
  • Capital Sports: Curry ‘Stephs up’ as Warriors smell glory
    Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors goes up against J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 on Sunday. OAKLAND, June 15- Steph Curry stepped up with the NBA Finals teetering on a razor’s edge Sunday and sparked...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar saves Brazil, Colombia upset
    Brazil players Neymar (R) and Douglas Costa (L) celebrate after scoring against Peru during their 2015 Copa America football match, in Temuco, Chile, on Sunday. TEMUCO, June 15- Brazil captain Neymar scored once and set up an injury-time winner as the five-time world champions scraped a 2-1 win...
  • Capital Sports: Blatter ‘warned’ against resignation U-turn
    Sepp Blatter leaves the stage after announcing his resignation. Swiss reports claimed he was considering staying on after being asked by Asia and Africa. PHOTO/File LONDON, June 14- The head of FIFA’s audit and compliance unit said on Sunday that changes at the top of world football’s governing...
  • Capital Sports: Stubborn Stars nick a point off Congo
    NAIROBI, June 14- Harambee Stars battled to launch their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a draw after forcing hosts Congo Brazzaville to a 1-1 deadlock on Sunday. Amazulu FC winger Paul Were gave Kenya the lead after nine minutes before skipper, Prince Oniague levelled from...
  • Capital Sports: King David New York conquest ignites hope
    David Rudisha on his way to victory at the IAAF Diamond league meeting of New York. PHOTO/IAAF NAIROBI, July 14- Whenever David Lekuta Rudisha runs, Kenya runs with him. Those who watched his latest conquest at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday night across the nation went to bed a...
  • Capital Sports: Paraguay fight back leaves Argentina reeling
    Paraguay’s forward Lucas Barrios celebrates after scoring against Argentina during their 2015 Copa America football championship match in La Serena, Chile. LA SERENA, June 14- Argentina’s dreams of a first major title in 22 years were given a reality check on Saturday as Paraguay came from behind...
  • Capital Sports: Stars rivals Zambia held, Nigeria soar
    JOHANNESBURG, June 14- Nigeria made a winning start, Zimbabwe created an upset, and South Africa and Zambia were held at home as Africa Cup of Nations matchday 1 qualifying continued Saturday. Cape Verde scored seven goals and Angola four against weak rivals in other games as the contest to find 15...
  • Capital Sports: United flop made me complete- Falcao
    Colombia’s Radamel Falcao (L) and Cristian Zapata celebrate Falcao’s goal against Costa Rica during their international friendly soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 6. RANCAGUA, June 14- Radamel Falcao dismissed talk of a slump as he insisted his faltering year at Manchester United had...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo, Lewandowski fire hat-tricks
    HD. Yerevan (Armenia), 13/06/2015.- Portugal player Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying – Group I soccer match against Armenia held at Republican Stadium in Yerevan, Armenia, on Saturday. YEREVAN, June 13- Portugal moved five points clear at the top of European...
  • Capital Sports: Rudisha bounces back with New York win
    David Rudisha of Kenya leaves the track after an injury in Ostrava on May 26, 2015. He bounced back to victory in New York on Saturday. NAIROBI, June 13 – It was nothing close to scorching performances Olympic champion and world record holder, David Rudisha is famed for but victory on his return to...
  • Capital Sports: Bolt comes away with narrow 200m triumph
    Jamaica sprinter Usain Bolt competes to win the men’s 200m race at the IAAF World challenge Zlata Tretra in Ostrava on May 26, 2015. NEW YORK, June 13- Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt came away with a victory but says he has work to do after clocking 20.29sec to win the 200m at the New York Diamond...
  • Capital Sports: Nigerian player collapses, dies in Malaysia
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 13- Nigerian defender David Oniya collapsed on the pitch and died after playing just a few minutes of a local friendly in Malaysia on Saturday, reports said. Oniya, 30, went down about three minutes into the game for T-Team and was pronounced dead at hospital around half-an-hour...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya 15s fall to Sables, ‘A’ side beat Uganda
    Alvin Otieno (centre) celebrates his try for Kenya 15s A against Uganda at RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, June 13 – Kenya Rugby 15s registered mixed results with Simbas beginning their Africa Cup campaign with a dispiriting 20-28 loss to hosts Zimbabwe in Harare on...
  • Capital Sports: Mexico coach moans bitter Bolivian pill
    Mexico’s national team coach Miguel Herrera gestures during a friendly match against Brazil, in Sao Paulo. VINA DEL MAR, June 13- Mexico coach Miguel Herrera watched in frustration and anger as his side failed to break down minnows Bolivia in a Copa America encounter Friday that ended in a goalless...
  • Capital Sports: City target Wilshere wants Arsenal stay
    Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere holds the FA Cup during the victory parade through the streets of North London, on Sunday. LONDON, June 13- Jack Wilshere has rejected talk of leaving Arsenal to join Manchester City, saying he will stay at the Emirates as long as he’s wanted. The England international has...
  • Capital Sports: Swaziland stuns Guinea in Afcon opener
    JOHANNESBURG, June 13- Swaziland stunned Guinea 2-1 in Casablanca Friday as the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers kicked off. Captain Tony Tsabedze struck both goals for a side ranked 117 places below opponents who reached the 2015 quarter-finals in Equatorial Guinea. Francois Kamano was on...
  • Capital Sports: Tired Cavs need more reserves-LeBron
    Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (L) and Shaun Livingston during Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 11, 2015 OAKLAND, June 13- LeBron James says the weary Cleveland Cavaliers could use more playing time for reserves who have seldom seen...
  • Capital Sports: Warriors cautious in level NBA Finals
    Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova (top) defends against Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 11, 2015. OAKLAND, June 13- A faster-paced starting lineup helped Golden State level the NBA Finals, but the Warriors’ confidence is mixed with caution...

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