Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Race claims, ‘spying’ dominate Korea, Sweden build-up
    South Korea’s coach Shin Tae-yong has an uphill task to repeat his country’s semi-final appearance in 2002 © AFP / Johannes EISELE NIZNHIY NOVGOROD, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – South Korea’s coach Shin Tae-yong said Sunday he deliberately made his team wear different numbered shirts in recent...
  • Capital Sports: Minnows Panama up to task against star-studded Belgium
    Panama players train in Sochi on Sunday, in the shadow of the Caucasus mountains © AFP / Adrian DENNIS SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Hernan Dario Gomez leads minnows Panama into their World Cup debut on Monday mindful that Iceland’s efforts in holding Argentina have shown that “anything can...
  • Capital Sports: Jedinak admits VAR ‘frustration’ but Ausssie have moved on
    Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history © A / SAEED KHAN KAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Australia captain Mile Jedinak put on a brave face but admitted the frustration was palpable a day after the...
  • Capital Sports: Return to the top may be slow progress – Murray
    Britain’s Andy Murray has failed to reach a Grand Slam final since winning his second Wimbledon title in 2016 © AFP/File / Glyn Kirk LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 17 – Andy Murray insists he can still win Grand Slams after almost a year on the sidelines with a hip injury, but the Scot doesn’t expect...
  • Capital Sports: Federer wins 98th ATP title in Stuttgart
    Roger Federer reasserted his superiority on grass as he beat Milos Raionic in the Stuttgart final © AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE STUTTGART, Germany, Jun 17 – Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title on Sunday and displayed his unrivalled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic...
  • Capital Sports: Zone for minority fans at Russia World Cup forced to move
    British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was arrested after staging a one-man protest in Moscow © AFP / Maxim ZMEYEV SAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – A space for gay and ethnic minority football fans in Saint Petersburg during the World Cup was forced to relocate at the last minute...
  • Capital Sports: Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering
    Dinesh Chandimal was at the centre of the ball-tampering controversy and has been charged by the ICC © AFP / Randy Brooks GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia, Jun 17 – Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged by the ICC on Sunday over ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia...
  • Capital Sports: Alonso shines through the night on his Le Mans debut
    Spanish driver Fernando Alonso shone through the night at Le Mans © AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER LE MANS, France, Jun 17 – Fernando Alonso strung together a series of fast laps through the night to set up his Toyota to retake the lead on his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut just after dawn on Sunday. The...
  • Capital Sports: Russia see Egypt as biggest World Cup threat
    Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was injured in the Champions League final and was an unused sub in Egypt’s first game NOVOGORSK, Russia, Jun 17-One of the architects of Russia’s World Cup bid thinks the host nation’s upcoming clash against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt will be their most important of the group...
  • Capital Sports: Kolarov gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica
    Kolarov celebrates his goal against Costa Rica SAMARA, Russia, Jun 17- Aleksandar Kolarov’s brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday. The Roma defender made the crucial breakthrough early in the second half...
  • Capital Sports: Peerless Gor thump Nzoia, stretch KPL lead
    Gor Mahia beat Nzoia Sugar 3-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu to move six points clear at the top of the log NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia continued to show their class, making an easy afternoon off Nzoia Sugar to beat them 3-1 at the Moi Stadium in...
  • Capital Sports: WC stars more protected, but the magic of the fans endures
    A boy tries to see over the fence of the England team’s hotel in Repino outside Saint Petersburg © AFP / Paul ELLIS SAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Almost 10,000 miles separate Yekaterinburg and their school in Montevideo but for a group of Uruguayan children, Jose Gimenez’s 89th-...
  • Capital Sports: Sadio Mane: shy youngster to global star
    Senegal forward Sadio Mane takes part in a training session in Kaluga, Russia © AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 17 – When shy youngster Sadio Mane turned up in Dakar far from his home town, nobody imagined that one day he would become a globally renowned forward for Senegal and Liverpool....
  • Capital Sports: Sanneh strike sails Sharks over Posta
    Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate Ebrimah Sanneh’s goal NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- Ebrimmah Sanneh stepped off the bench to score a 75th minute winner as Kariobangi Sharks beat Posta Rangers 1-0 at the Camp Toyoyo Ground to pick their third win on the trot to move to fifth in the standings. The game...
  • Capital Sports: Nakumatt thrash Homeboyz at Toyoyo
    Lucas Indeche and teammates celebrate after beating Homeboyz in a Kenyan Premier League clash NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- Goalkeeper Lucas Indeche scored from 70 yards out to put the icing on the cake as relegation battling Nakumatt revenged for their first leg 2-0 loss beating Kakamega Homeboyz 6-1 at...
  • Capital Sports: Cheruiyot eager to write Marathon history
    Vivian Cheruiyot poses with her running number before her debut at the Frankfurt Marathon NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- It took Vivian Cheruiyot three attempts at the distance to get it absolutely right but it wouldn’t be fair to say her win at this year’s London Marathon was simply a case of third-time...
  • Capital Sports: Aboud Omar joins top Belgian side Brugge
    Aboud Omar was announced as a new Cercle Brugge player by the club on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- After seeing his contract terminated at Bulgarian top tier side Slavia Sofia, Harambee Stars left back Aboud Omar has opened a new chapter in his career joining newly promoted...
  • Capital Sports: Germany and Brazil roll into the World Cup
    Brazil’s Neymar is the focal point of one of the most menacing attacks at the World Cup © AFP/File / JOE KLAMAR ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Brazil star Neymar will make his World Cup bow on Sunday as the five-time champions kick off quest for redemption while holders Germany launch...
  • Capital Sports: Sex, drugs and… don’t forget the football, Mexico
    Mexico’s players take part in horseplay during a training session at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018, on the eve of their World Cup opener against Germany © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jun 17 – Between the orgy accusations and the drug-trafficking charges facing their...
  • Capital Sports: Murray return, Djokovic woes hog spotlight at Queen’s
    Andy Murray has not played a competitive match since he was knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals last July as a hip injury brought a painful end to his season LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 17 – Andy Murray will make his long awaited return from hip surgery at Queen’s Club next week, while his...

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