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  • Capital Sports: More history for Iceland, Serbia clinch World Cup spot
    Iceland’s forward Johann Gudmundsson (L) celebrates scoring with his team-mates Birkir Bjarnason (C) and Gylfi Sigurdsson on October 9, 2017 © AFP / Haraldur Gudjonsson PARIS, France, Oct 10 – Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo, Messi lead Ballon d’Or nominees
    Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is attempting to match Lionel Messi’s record by winning the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time © AFP/File / OLIVIER MORIN PARIS, France, Oct 9 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled on Monday for the 2017 Ballon d...
  • Capital Sports: World Cup hope brings relief and divisions in Syria
    Syrians wave their national flag as they celebrate in Damascus’s Umayyad Square on October 5, 2017, after the national football team scored in the first leg of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier between Syria and Australia © AFP / LOUAI BESHARA DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, Oct 9 – The prospect of...
  • Capital Sports: Xavi open to being Qatar World Cup 2022 coach
    Spanish footballer Xavi Hernandez currently plays in Qatar for Al-Sadd © AFP / KARIM JAAFAR DOHA, Qatar, Oct 9 – Xavi Hernandez said he is open to being Qatar’s coach when it hosts the 2022 World Cup and rebuffed critics by claiming he is “very proud” to be in Doha. The Barcelona great, 37, who...
  • Capital Sports: McIlroy sets sights high after winless year
    Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has won 13 European Tour titles and four Majors © AFP / Oli SCARFF KINGSBARNS, United Kingdom, Oct 9 – Rory McIlroy has set himself three challenging career goals — including becoming the best “international” player ever — as he plots his comeback in 2018 following...
  • Capital Sports: Netherlands need World Cup miracle, says Robben
    The Netherlands’ Vincent Janssen grabs the ball during the World Cup qualification match against Belarus in Borisov, on October 7, 2017 © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct 9 – Unless the Netherlands can beat Sweden by a seven-goal margin on Tuesday the inventors of the beautiful game...
  • Capital Sports: Kabras target Christie finals as Circuit hots up
    Kabras Sugar players celebrate after winning the fifth place trophy (plate) at the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9- Sepetuka Sevens champions Kabras Sugar have put up a target of getting to the final of this weekend’s Christie Sevens at the RFUEA Ground in...
  • Capital Sports: ‘This time we’ve got Ronaldo’, Pepe warns Swiss
    “I know Ronaldo, and I know how much he wants to go to the World Cup,” said Portugal’s defender Pepe © AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG LISBON, Portugal, Oct 9 – Portugal defender Pepe warned Switzerland that Tuesday’s decisive World Cup qualifying clash in Lisbon would be “completely different” with...
  • Capital Sports: Federer thrilled with 2017 rebound
    Roger Federer at a pres conference as the Shanghai Masters gets underway. Two more Grand Slams this season has put 100 career singles titles within the Swiss great’s reach. © AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA SHANGHAI, China, Oct 9 – Roger Federer said Monday he is pinching himself over a resurgent season that...
  • Capital Sports: Matano vows to guide Ingwe to shield title
    AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano feeds instructions to midfielder Harun Nyakha during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks on October 7, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – AFC Leopards boss Robert Matano is not mincing his words ahead of October 20’...
  • Capital Sports: Malkia beat DR Congo, progress to African Champs semis
    Malkia Strikers hurdle together before their African Championship match against DR Congo on October 9, 2017. PHOTO/CAVB NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9- African women volleyball giants Malkia Strikers qualified for the semi-finals of the African Women Championship cum World Championship qualifiers in...
  • Capital Sports: Moment of truth as Argentina seek World Cup berth
    Argentina’s goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin (L) fails to stop the ball next to Nahuel Guzman during a training session in Buenos Aires, on October 6, 2017, four days ahead of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador in Quito © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATA MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct 9 – The...
  • Capital Sports: Heynckes’s Bayern return divides opinion
    Jupp Heynckes has come out of a four-year retirement to take charge of Bayern Munich for a fourth time © AFP/File / CHRISTOF STACHE BERLIN, Germany, Oct 9 – Jupp Heynckes has come out of a four-year retirement to take charge of Bayern Munich for a fourth time, but opinions are divided as to whether...
  • Capital Sports: Poland head to World Cup, perfection for Germany
    Poland’s forward Robert Lewandowski reacts after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Poland and Montenegro in Warsaw on October 8, 2017 © AFP / JANEK SKARZYNSKI PARIS, France, Oct 8 – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as...
  • Capital Sports: Hamilton warns new generation Formula One racers
    Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton (C, top) takes part in the classic car parade ahead of Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, on October 8, 2017 © AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 9 – A rampant Lewis Hamilton has fired a warning to Formula One’s baby-faced new generation of...
  • Capital Sports: Salah goals take Egypt to 2018 World Cup
    Egypt’s Mohamed Salah vies for the ball against Congo’s Ramaric Presley Etou Thomaso during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match October 8, 2017 © AFP / TAREK ABDEL HAMID CAIRO, Egypt, Oct 8 – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win...
  • Capital Sports: VP Pence exits game after anthem protest
    “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” US Vice President Mike Pence wrote on Twitter © AFP/File / TIMOTHY A. CLARY WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 8 – US Vice President Mike Pence walked...
  • Capital Sports: Astute Malkia punch down stubborn Senegal
    Malkia Strikers during one of the set-breaks in their CAVB Women’s Championship match against Senegal in Yaounde, Cameroon. PHOTO/CAVB NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8- Kenya’s Malkia Strikers endured a tough opening two sets before seeing off Senegal by straight sets in their second match at the CAVB Women’s...
  • Capital Sports: Kirui, Kiplagat fail to defend Chicago Marathon titles
    American Galen Rupp wins the 2017 Chicago Marathon NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8- Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat failed to defend their Chicago marathon titles on Sunday as homeboy Galen Rupp became the first American in 15 years to win the title, finishing in 2:09:20 ahead of Kirui while Ethiopian...
  • Capital Sports: Nadal ‘destroys’ Kyrgios to win China Open
    Rafael Nadal of Spain (front R) holds the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against Nick Kyrgios of Australia (front L) at the China Open in Beijing on October 8, 2017 © AFP / GREG BAKER BEIJING, China, Oct 8 – Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of another remarkable year by beating an...

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