Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Cheruiyot runs 1500m world lead in Stockholm
    Timothy Cheruiyot races at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene in a past race STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jun 18 – Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya won the men’s 1500m in a world-leading time of 3min 30.77sec at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Sunday. His compatriot and triple world champion Asbel Kiprop...
  • Capital Sports: Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup
    Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) clashes with Mexico’s midfielder Andres Guardado during the 2017 Confederations Cup on June 18, 2017 © AFP / FRANCK FIFE KAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future, although Portugal conceded a...
  • Capital Sports: New Zealand crush England to win U20 title
    New Zealand’s Asafo Aumua (L) is tackled by England’s Joe Kenneth Mullis on June 18, 2017 © AFP / Vano Shlamov PARIS, France, Jun 18 – New Zealand reclaimed the rugby union world under-20 title on Sunday with a crushing 64-17 victory over England in Tbilisi. The Baby Blacks ran in 10 tries with...
  • Capital Sports: Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell
    Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during a training session on the eve of the Confederations Cup match against Mexico in the Russian city of Kazan © AFP / FRANCK FIFE MADRID, Spain, Jun 18 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his...
  • Capital Sports: Germany expect tough Confed Cup start for inexperience side
    Leipzig striker Timo Werner (centre) participates in a Germany training session on the eve of their 2017 Confederation Cup match against Australia in Sochi © AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in...
  • Capital Sports: Joel Campbell ready for Arsenal chance, says agent
    Joel Campbell and Francis Coquelin celebrate during a past match. LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 18 -Joel Campbell’s agent believes the forward has gained enough loan experience to play a big role for Arsenal if given the chance next season. The Costa Rica international has been on the books at the...
  • Capital Sports: Juventus reject Chelsea’s Sandro bid
    Juventus’ Brazilian defender Alex Sandro celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match against Atalanta on December 3, 2016 TURIN, Italy, Jun 18 – Juventus General director Giuseppe Marotta says Juventus rejected a bid from Chelsea for left-back Alex Sandro. The 26-year-old,...
  • Capital Sports: Late strikes see Chile past Cameroon in Confed Cup
    Chile’s midfielder Arturo Vidal (C) scores a header against Cameroon on June 18, 2017 © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Arturo Vidal’s late header helped Chile to a 2-0 win over Cameroon in their Confederations Cup Group B opener in Moscow on Sunday, as the video assistant...
  • Capital Sports: Tusker draw Sharks move top as Sofapaka blast Gor in Meru
    Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with Sofapaka defender Jonathan Mugabi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru on June 18, 2017. PHOTO/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 18 – Defending Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC surged to the top of the table despite...
  • Capital Sports: Footballers’ advisers under scrutiny over tax evasion
    FC Barcelona’s Argentine forward Messi was handed a 2.1-million-euro ($2.3 million) fine last year for avoiding paying taxes on part of the income he earned from image rights via companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay © AFP / LLUIS GENE MADRID, Spain, Jun 18 – Cristiano Ronaldo under...
  • Capital Sports: Clinical Springboks continue recovery from horror season
    Siya Kolisi of South Africa (C) celebrates after scoring a try against France during the International test match between South Africa and France in Durban © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA DURBAN, South Africa, Jun 17 – South Africa defeated France 37-15 at Kings Park stadium in Durban Saturday to take an...
  • Capital Sports: Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silverware at Confed Cup
    Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session on the eve of Portugal’s Confederation Cup match against Mexico in Kazan, Russia © AFP / FRANCK FIFE KAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Cristiano Ronaldo will put speculation over his club future firmly to one side as he leads European champions...
  • Capital Sports: Penalty goals among radical proposals up for debate
    The intention of the new football proposals is to increase the amount of playing time, according to The Times who have seen the document © AFP/File / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 17 – Penalty goals for handling the ball on the line could be a thing of the future if proposals compiled by...
  • Capital Sports: Russia get off to winning start in Confed Cup
    Fyodor Smolov’s goal, combined with an own goal from Michael Boxall , helped Russia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.(REUTERS) SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, Jun 17 –Hosts Russia got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup on Saturday, Fedor Smolov’s second-half goal...
  • Capital Sports: AFC, Mathare United play to uninspiring draw
    Mathare United midfielder Alphonce Ndonye attempts to turn away from AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on June 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- Romanian coach Dorian Marin picked a point on his debut as the AFC Leopards...
  • Capital Sports: Murray to start Queen’s bid against Bedene
    Britain’s Andy Murray is the defending Queen’s Club champion after his 2016 victory over Canada’s Milos Raonic © AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 17 – World number one Andy Murray will start the build-up to his Wimbledon title defence with a Queen’s Club first round clash against...
  • Capital Sports: Bush stars as Nairobi beats Kampala to Africa City title
    The Nairobi Morans celebrate after winning teh African City Challenge at the Nyayo Stadium on June 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 – Cyprus based centre Tom ‘Bush’ Wamukota starred and was named Most Valuable Player as the Nairobi Morans overwhelmed Kampala City’s Red Stars...
  • Capital Sports: Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup
    Russia’s players warm up during a training session at the Smena stadium in Saint Petersburg, on June 16, 2017, on the eve the opening match against New Zealand © AFP / OLGA MALTSEVA SAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Russia faces a stress test of its readiness to host the 2018 World Cup...
  • Capital Sports: Arsenal must spend more, but lay off Wenger- Petit
    Former midfielder Emmanuel Petit was at the heart of Arsenal’s glory days under embattled manager Arsene Wenger but he said fans risked fixating on that era without understanding the present © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 16 – Arsenal must spend more on wages if it hopes to keep...
  • Capital Sports: Scotland upset Wallabies in cliff-hanger Test
    Scotland’s captain John Barclay (R) celebrates after beating Australia in their rugby union Test match in Sydney, on June 17, 2017 © AFP / William WEST Sydney, Australia, Jun 17 – Scotland dug deep to pull off a 24-19 victory and end a run of close defeats against Australia in a gripping rugby...

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