Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Kenya to bid for 2023 world athletics championships
    Kenya’s 1500m runners celebrate on the track at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in London © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last...
  • Capital Sports: Matic predicts long stay at Man Utd
    Nemanja Matic can see himself at Manchester United for a long time. LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 15 – Nemanja Matic was delighted to beat West Ham in his Premier League debut at Manchester United, and believes he will be at the club a long time. The midfielder left Premier League champions Chelsea...
  • Capital Sports: Five drugs found in Woods’ system after arrest
    Tiger Woods has 79 career PGA Tour victories but isn’t currently playing after his latest back surgery – his fourth overall © AFP/File / JIM WATSON WEST PALM BEACH, United States, Aug 15 – Tiger Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in...
  • Capital Sports: Hulk? Tevez? No, Israel’s Zahavi is China’s top gun
    Shanghai Shenhua’s Argentine striker Carlos Tevez (C) celebrates after scoring on his Chinese Super SHANGHAI, China, Aug 15 – Chinese clubs made headlines by splashing out on the likes of strikers Carlos Tevez, Hulk and Alexandre Pato, but cut-price Israeli Eran Zahavi is outgunning them all at the...
  • Capital Sports: China runners brave gawps, pollution and deadly driving
    A growing number of young, educated, urban Chinese are shrugging off the hazards such as pollution, high temperatures, and congested streets to keep fit by running. © AFP / STR SHANGHAI, China, Aug 15 – A group of elderly Chinese joggers are pounding along a deserted motorway when suddenly a taxi...
  • Capital Sports: Nadal delighted at return to No. 1, sorry Federer out
    Roger Federer (L), pictured in April 2017, has withdrawn from the 2017 Cincinnati Masters tournament, citing a back injury, ensuring Rafael Nadal (R) a return to the top spot in tennis world rankings © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Rob Foldy CINCINNATI, United States, Aug 14 – Rafael Nadal...
  • Capital Sports: NBA eases schedule for weary stars
    The upcoming NBA season will be the first in which no team plays four games in five days © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Gene Sweeney Jr. NEW YORK, United States, Aug 15 – The NBA announced its full 1,230-game schedule for the upcoming season, complete with tweaks designed to reduce wear-...
  • Capital Sports: After horror year for Australia, here come the All Blacks
    Australian Wallabies’ captain Michael Hooper (front L) and teammates, seen after their loss to Scotland, in Sydney, on June 17, 2017 © AFP/File / WILLIAM WEST SYDNEY, Australia, Aug 15 – Australia’s once-mighty rugby scene has reached a low ebb after a year of problems on the pitch and off it — and...
  • Capital Sports: Barcelona begin spending spree with Paulinho
    Brazil’s Paulinho pictured during a World Cup qualifier against Uruguay in Montevideo on March 23, 2017 BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 14- Barcelona made Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho their first signing since banking a world record fee for Neymar on Monday after agreeing a Sh4.9bn ($47...
  • Capital Sports: Federer withdraws from Cincinnati, Nadal to become No. 1
    Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his 6-3, 7-6 ATP Rogers Cup semi-final victory over Robin Haase of Netherlands, at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, on August 12, 2017 CINCINNATI, United States, Aug 14- Rafael Nadal was assured a return to world number one for the first time since July...
  • Capital Sports: Clubs relieved as KPL postpones midweek ties
    Bandari FC players celebrate at the Thika Stadium after eliminating Gor Mahia from the GOtv Shield on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14- Kenyan Premier League clubs are relieved after the league management postponed midweek fixtures that had been slated for Wednesday, with...
  • Capital Sports: Eldoret Youth ready to defy odds in GOtv Shield
    Eldoret Youth FC players hurdle together during a past match at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret. PHOTO/Courtesy Futaa.com NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 14- Division One side Eldoret Youth is keen to upset the form books with their focus set on lifting the GOtv Shield as they prepare to face Kenyan...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push
    And then just two minutes later referee Ricardo de Burgos brandished a second yellow for simulation in the penalty area. Madrid, Spain, Aug 14- Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real...
  • Capital Sports: Kenyatta lauds Team Kenya for sterling performance in London
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with the Olympic and Paralympic champions at State House when they paid him a courtesy call late 2016. NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the Kenyan Team that finished second at the IAAF World Championships in London, a Championship...
  • Capital Sports: Farah rebrands as ‘Mohamed’ for road career
    Britain’s Mo Farah wins the final of the men’s 10,000m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 4, 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 14-British athletics great Mo Farah wants to be known as ‘Mohamed’ now that he is switching his focus to road...
  • Capital Sports: Bolt focused on next chapter after retirement
    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt poses after taking third in the final of the men’s 100m in London on August 5, 2017 NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14- It was not the fastest 400m of Usain Bolt’s career (his lifetime best will go down in history as 45.28, dating back to 2007) but it was a landmark circuit for the...
  • Capital Sports: Pochettino eyes end to transfer drought
    Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino hopes to sign players before the transfer window closes NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Aug 14-Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 victory at Newcastle United in their Premier League opener has not altered his desire to finally strengthen his squad...
  • Capital Sports: Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in UCL play-offs
    Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will face Hoffenheim in a tough Champions League play-off PARIS, France, Aug 14- Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League. It is three years since the Anfield...
  • Capital Sports: ‘More alive than ever’, says Neymar after scoring debut
    Neymar marked his Paris Saint-Germain debut with a goal and an assist as his new team beat Guingamp 3-0 on Sunday night PARIS, France, Aug 14-Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp and declaring he felt “more...
  • Capital Sports: ‘I’m no criminal!’ Costa blasts Chelsea
    Chelsea’s Diego Costa looked to be on the brink of leaving Chelsea for the Chinese Super League in January, but stayed put and contributed 20 goals to their Premier League title success LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 14-Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Diego Costa has launched an angry broadside against...

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