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  • Capital Sports: We spied on AFC twice, reveals Fosa coach
    Fosa Juniors head coach Bob Kootwijk walks into the Bukhungu Stadium pitch during their CAF Confederations Cup match against AFC Leopards on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12-In the wake of their 1-1 result against AFC Leopards in a CAF Confederations Cup preliminary...
  • Capital Sports: Spurs stand between Allegri and Champions League grail
    Coach Massimiliano Allegri marked his 200th game in the Juventus dugout with a 2-0 win in Florence, capping a record breaking three-and-a-half years in Turin © AFP/File / Tiziana FABI TURIN, Italy, Feb 12 – Massimiliano Allegri may be breaking records in Italy but the Juventus coach’s quest for the...
  • Capital Sports: Mourinho refuses to slam Smalling over costly dive
    Newcastle United’s midfielder Matt Ritchie (2ndL) celebrates after scoring on February 11, 2018 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABY NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Feb 12 – Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise Chris Smalling for a dive which led to the decisive goal in Manchester United’s shock 1-0 defeat at...
  • Capital Sports: Cannavaro, Oscar spearhead Chinese Champions League assault
    Guangzhou Evergrande have Fabio Cannavaro back at the helm for the second time when the 2018 AFC Champions League group phase begins this week © AFP/File HONG KONG, China, Feb 12 – Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro and Shanghai SIPG’s record signing Oscar will spearhead a four-pronged...
  • Capital Sports: Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village
    Boys play football at the Mohamed Salah Youth Center in the Egyptian village of Nagrig, the home village of Liverpool’s top scorer and Africa’s top player Mohamed Salah © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED CAIRO, Egypt, Feb 12 – Deep in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear...
  • Capital Sports: 2018 Safari Rally to zoom off March 15
    2018 Safari Rally will rev off March 15 around Naivasha. NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12 – The 2018 Safari Rally will be a three day event with drivers battling it out around the Naivasha route as the African Rally Championship (ARC) competition that zooms of March 15 promises to be an intriguing one....
  • Capital Sports: New-look Cavs spoil Pierce’s jersey party
    Despite the home team’s loss, the night belonged to former Celtics player Paul Pierce and his family as they got to see his number 34 raised to the rafters of the Boston Garden arena © GETTY/AFP / Adam Glanzman LOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 12 – The Boston crowd came out to celebrate Paul Pierce...
  • Capital Sports: Teenager leads Inter to first win in two months
    Teenage kicks: Inter Milan’s Yann Karamoh celebrates his winner © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO MILAN, Italy, Feb 12 – French teenager Yann Karamoh scored the winner as Inter Milan ended a two-month victory drought to move back third with a 2-1 win against nine-man Bologna on Sunday. Eder opened the...
  • Capital Sports: Rusty Serena defeated on long-awaited return
    Serena Williams of Team USA © GETTY/AFP / Richard Shiro ASHEVILLE, United States, Feb 11 – Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday but the 23-time Grand Slam title winner and former world number one suffered defeat, playing alongside big sister Venus in a Fed Cup dead...
  • Capital Sports: Barcelona frustrated in goalless draw with Getafe
    A frustrating day for Luis Suarez as Barcelona dropped points at home for just the second time in La Liga this season © AFP / Josep LAGO MADRID, Spain, Feb 12 – A disallowed Luis Suarez goal summed up a frustrating afternoon for Barcelona as the leaders of La Liga dropped points for the second week...
  • Capital Sports: Ritchie strikes to stun lacklustre United
    Matt Ritchie and the Newcastle fans were elated after he scored the only goal of the game against Manchester United © AFP / Lindsey PARNABY NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Jose Mourinho is still waiting to win a Premier League game at Newcastle after Matt Ritchie’s goal sentenced Manchester...
  • Capital Sports: We could have played for 10 hours and not scored, fumes Mourinho
    Head to head: Jose Mourinho embraces Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez at the end of the game © AFP / Lindsey PARNABY NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Jose Mourinho admitted toothless Manchester United could have played for 10 hours without scoring in their surprise 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday...
  • Capital Sports: Five things we learned from the Premier League
    De Bruyne ran the show against Leicester as Man City moved 16 points clear © AFP / Oli SCARFF LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Kevin De Bruyne was the creative fulcrum of Manchester City’s latest demolition job, while Mousa Dembele inspired Tottenham’s north London derby triumph. Manchester United...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool heap more misery on Southampton
    Van Dijk made a winning return to Southampton as Liverpool swatted aside the toothless Saints © AFP / Adrian DENNIS SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Virgil van Dijk celebrated his first Premier League win as the world’s most expensive defender on his return to Southampton as Roberto Firmino...
  • Capital Sports: Porto warm up for Liverpool by thrashing Chaves
    Soares (L) celebrates a goal as Porto lead the Portuguese league by two points with a game in hand © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPA LISBON, Portugal, Feb 11 – Brazilian Tiquinho Soares scored twice as Porto warmed up for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Liverpool with a 4-0 thumping of Chaves on Sunday...
  • Capital Sports: Grand Slam hasn’t changed my life, says Wozniacki
    It’s business as usual for Caroline Wozniacki in the wake of last month’s Australian Open victory © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVA DOHA, Qatar, Feb 11 – Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki insisted on Sunday that despite last month’s breakthrough Grand Slam triumph her life has not changed in the...
  • Capital Sports: Four-goal hero Aguero salutes De Bruyne
    Sergio Aguero is relishing playing alongside the creative talents of Kevin De Bruyne © AFP / PAUL ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Sergio Aguero was the four-goal hero of Manchester City’s 5-1 victory over Leicester, but the Argentina striker was quick to praise Kevin De Bruyne for his...
  • Capital Sports: Balotelli ‘booked for racist abuse complaint’
    Mario Balotelli complained to referee Nicolas Rainville during the match at Dijon. The Nice forward said fans were shouting rascist abuse but received a yellow card © AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES PARIS, France, Feb 11 – Mario Balotelli was booked during Nice’s 3-2 loss at Dijon for complaining about...
  • Capital Sports: AFC held by Fosa Juniors in Confed Cup tie
    AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura goes for a header with Fosa Junior’s Bakary Mario during a Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu KAKAMEGA, Kenya, Feb 11- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at...
  • Capital Sports: Pelicans rebound to beat Brooklyn in two overtimes
    Spencer Dinwiddie (R) of the Brooklyn Nets works against Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans at Barclays Center © GETTY/AFP / Abbie Parr LOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 11 – Anthony Davis scored 44 points and Rajon Rondo had a triple double as the New Orleans Pelicans ended a three-game losing...

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