Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Cech joins Arsenal from Chelsea
    Petr Cech displays his shirt after signing for FA Cup Champions Arsenal on Monday, June 29, 2015 after losing his starting place Chelsea (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) LONDON, June 29 – Petr Cech has agreed to join Arsenal from Premier League champions Chelsea on a “long-term contract for an...
  • Capital Sports: Rivalry renewed as Copa semis kick off
    Chile striker Alexis Sanchez in training ahead of the semi-final against Peru on June 29 SANTIAGO, June 29 –  One of the fiercest rivalries in South American football will be renewed at the Copa America on Monday as hosts Chile battle Peru in the latest instalment of the ‘Clasico del Pacifico’....
  • Capital Sports: Serena sweeps through Wimbledon opener
    LONDON, June 29 – A pumped-up Serena Williams kicked off her campaign for a sixth Wimbledon singles title with a straight sets victory on Monday. The world number one, who is also chasing a rare calendar Grand Slam having already won the 2015 Australian and French Opens, began her bid for the third...
  • Capital Sports: Kadima: Thika venue was unsuitable
    NAIROBI, June 29 – AFC Leopards will appeal the decision to allow their match against Thika United to be held at Thika Sub County Stadium that was previously declared unfit to host top flight matches. Leopards who lost the ill-tempered game that ended in violent clashes between police and their...
  • Capital Sports: Gatlin sets world-leading time to win US trials
    Justin Gatlin wins the 200 metres ahead of Isiah Young (left) and Wallace Spearmon EUGINE, June 29 – Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin signalled his intention to reign again on the world stage on Sunday, seizing the US 200m title in a blazing 19.57sec. The victory at the US Athletics...
  • Capital Sports: Goucher hits back at Salazar
    EUGINE, June 29 – Kara Goucher, one of the athletes who has leveled explosive doping allegations against Alberto Salazar, lashed out at her former coach on Sunday for branding her a liar. Goucher said she first took her concerns about Salazar to the US Anti-Doping Agency in February of 2013 and...
  • Capital Sports: Jara banned for Cavani backside assault
    Chile’s Gonzalo Jara (back) provokes Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani (front) during their Copa America 2015 quarterfinals football match in Santiago, on June 24, 2015 SANTIAGO, June 29 – Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the...
  • Capital Sports: Mukidza brace inspire Simba thrash Tunisia
    Darwin Mukidza in action against Tunisia in the second round of Africa Cup on June 28/PHOTO Raymond Makhaya. NAIROBI, June 28 – A brace of tries from Man of the Match Darwin Mukidza and Sammy Oliech inspired Kenya revive their chances of reclaiming the Africa Cup after demolishing visiting Tunisia...
  • Capital Sports: Djokovic eyes Wimbledon after Paris misery
    Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Stanislas Wawrinka during the French Open final in Paris on June 7, 2015 (AFP Photo/Miguel Medina) LONDON, June 28 – Novak Djokovic insists his heartbreaking French Open final defeat has been consigned to history as he begins his Wimbledon title defence on Monday...
  • Capital Sports: Demba Ba joins China’s Shanghai Shenhua
    BEIJING, June 28 – Former Chelsea forward Demba Ba has signed for Didier Drogba’s old club Shanghai Shenhua in a deal that was reported Sunday to be a “possible” record for the Chinese Super League. The Senegal international was reported to have signed a three-year deal worth 16 million euros ($17....
  • Capital Sports: Dunga blames virus for Brazil woe
    Brazilian players react after losing their 2015 Copa America quarter-final match against Paraguay, in Concepcion, Chile, on June 27, 2015 (AFP Photo/Yuri Cortez) PARAGUAY, June 28 – Brazil coach Dunga blamed a mystery virus for his team’s shock Copa America exit to Paraguay on Saturday as the most...
  • Capital Sports: Ferrer pulls out of Wimbledon
    LONDON, June 28 – David Ferrer has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the Spaniard suffered an elbow injury. Ferrer, 33, was due to face Britain’s James Ward in the first round of the grass-court Grand Slam, which starts on Monday. But the eighth seed, a...
  • Capital Sports: Olunga stars as Gor thrash Chemelil
    NAIROBI, June 27 – Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga produced a sterling performance to inspire champions Gor Mahia thrash Chemelil Sugar 4-1 as the Kenyan Premier League second-leg got underway on Saturday. Olunga was the hero after netting all the goals to see K’Ogalo maintain their unbeaten...
  • Capital Sports: Lodepa three-peats at Lewa
    Fridah Lodepa smiles to the finish line of the 16th Safaricom Lewa Marathon on June 27. ISIOLO, June 27 – Former Kuala Lumpur champion, Fridah Lodepa, entered into history books as the first ever three-peat winner of the women’s race at the 16th Safaricom Lewa Marathon on Saturday at the Lewa...
  • Capital Sports: Blatter ‘not a candidate but elected president’
    FIFA President Sepp Blatter celebrates after being re-elected following a vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015 . GENEVA, June 27 – Sepp Blatter will not stand again for the FIFA presidency, he told a Swiss newspaper, but insisted he remained in charge of world football’s...
  • Capital Sports: Fraser-Pryce, Powell cruise to 100m wins
    KINGSTONE, June 27 – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a world leading time of 10.79 seconds and Asafa Powell equalled his season’s best at 9.84 seconds to win the 100 metre titles at the Jamaica national trials. Olympic and world champion Fraser-Pryce blew away a quality field including runner-up...
  • Capital Sports: Germany, USA set up women semi WCup
    OTTAWA, June 27 – Footballing giants Germany and the United States set up a much-anticipated semi-final clash in the Women’s World Cup on Friday by beating France and China respectively. But the world’s top two teams advanced to the final four in contrasting fashions. Top-ranked Germany, winners in...
  • Capital Sports: Brazil wary ahead of Paraguay Copa rematch
    CHILE, June 27 – Brazil are determined that lightning will not strike twice in their Copa America quarter-final clash with Paraguay on Saturday, four years after crashing out to “La Albirroja” in the last eight. The five-time world champions have lost only one game to Paraguay in 11 meetings at the...
  • Capital Sports: Maradona salutes ‘Don Diego’ at ‘peace, with love’
    ARGENTINA, June 27 – Diego Maradona saluted his father “Don Diego” who passed away at the age of 87, saying he was at peace and with the “love of us all.” Maradona senior died on Thursday at a Buenos Aires private clinic after failing to recover from long-standing coronary and respiratory illnesses...
  • Capital Sports: Mo Farah back for 5,000m in Lausanne
    Farah pulls clear of Ali Kaya, the naturalised Turkish runner formerly known as Stanley Kiprotich Mukche of Kenya in the final 100m to win the fourth European track title/XINHUA LAUSANNW, June 26 – Under-fire double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run in the 5,000m at the Diamond League meeting in...

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