Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Injera listed for SOYA Sportsman of the Year
    Kenya’s vice captain Collins Injera kneeling down after breaking Argentine Gomez Santiago Cora’s all-time world leading try record at Lodndon 7s.PHOTO/IRB NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 10 – Record breaking try scorer Collins Injera is among the nominees in the Sportsman of the Year category for the 2016...
  • Capital Sports: Bramall goes from factory worker to Arsenal
    Former non-League full back Cohen Bramall poses with the Arsenal home kit after his move.PHOTO/ Arsenal LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 10 – Cohen Bramall signed for Premier League giants Arsenal on Tuesday just a week after being made redundant from his factory job with luxury carmakers Bentley. The...
  • Capital Sports: Carter summoned over use of corticosteroids
    Racing Metro 92 New Zealand flyhalf Dan Carter and two club teammates tested positive for corticosteroids following last season’s French Top 14 final © AFP/File / Miguel Medina PARIS, France, Jan 10 – New Zealand great Dan Carter and two other players from French side Racing 92 have been summoned...
  • Capital Sports: Lowe departs Mercedes to join Williams
    Paddy Lowe, has left his role as Mercedes executive director to join Williams. PHOTO/SKY. BRACKLEY, United Kingdom, Jan 10 – According to reports, Mercedes executive director Paddy Lowe has left Mercedes to join Williams, which could speed up the process of Valtteri Bottas going the other way. Lowe...
  • Capital Sports: Sharapova to return after ban in Stuttgart
    Maria Sharapova has not played a professional match since the Australian Open in January 2016. PHOTO/BBC. BERLIN, Germany, Jan 10 – Maria Sharapova will make her return to competitive tennis following her 15-month ban at the WTA clay-court tournament in Stuttgart in April, it was announced on...
  • Capital Sports: AK identifies doctors for Kenyan athletes to curb doping
    AK president Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei said elite athletes will be required to seek medical attention from the appointed doctors failure to which they will be ineligible to represent Kenya in future competitions. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 10 – Athletics Kenya (AK) has identified...
  • Capital Sports: FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026
    Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, wants 48 nations to play in 16 groups of three teams from 2026, with the top two progressing to a 32-team knockout stage. Photograph: Ennio Leanza/AP. ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 10 – FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World...
  • Capital Sports: Premier League big guns get favourable FA Cup draws
    Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho leaves the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on January 7, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – Holders...
  • Capital Sports: Division as FIFA decides on expanded W Cup
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino supports a new, expanded 48-team format for the World Cup, a move likely to be popular in Africa and Asia © AFP / MICHAEL BUHOLZER ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 10 – FIFA’s governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea...
  • Capital Sports: Guinea-Bissau plan more shocks at AFCON
    Guinea-Bissau captain and defender midfielder Bocundji Ca (R) has played for several French clubs, including Châteauroux © AFP/File / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan 10 – Debutants Guinea-Bissau achieved one of the most remarkable qualifications in the 60-year-old Africa Cup of Nations...
  • Capital Sports: Leicester hit hardest by Africa Cup of Nations
    Algerian and Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez is African Footballer of the Year and his club’s top-scorer this season © AFP/File / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 10 – Manchester United and Liverpool have each lost an important player, but in the Premier League it is Leicester City for...
  • Capital Sports: Chapecoense opponents win FIFA fair play award
    Colombian executive and chairman of Atletico Nacional Juan Carlos de la Cuesta (R) holds The 2016 FIFA Fair Play Award next to former Spanish football player Carles Puyol during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on January 9, 2017 in Zurich © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 10...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya Simbas target reclaiming Africa Cup
    Team Manager Wangila Simiyu with Kenya Simbas team lifting Elgon Cup after beating Uganda.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 10 – The year 2017 promises to be busy for the Kenya Simbas with eight fixtures potentially lined up for the Jerome Paarwater’s side. Six fixtures are already...
  • Capital Sports: Coutinho set for Liverpool return
    Coutinho has missed the last six weeks with an ankle ligament injury. PHOTO/SKY. LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – Philippe Coutinho is in line to make his comeback from a seven-week injury lay-off in Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg at Southampton, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Monday. The...
  • Capital Sports: Gay players could come out together – FA chief
    Homosexuality is seen as professional football’s last taboo and Justin Fashanu, who committed suicide in 1998, remains the only player to have come out while playing top-level football in England © AFP/File / Odd Andersen London, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – England’s Football Association chairman Greg...
  • Capital Sports: 2017 KPL season to have 15 teams, Thika, Muhoroni, Sofapaka demoted
    FKF President Nick Mwendwa announces that Thika, Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth will not take part in the 2017 KPL season.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 9 – The 2017 Kenyan Premier League season will have 15 teams after Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa released the names of...
  • Capital Sports: Maradona backs 48-team World Cup ahead of FIFA meet
    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Monday backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams © AFP/File / Filippo Monteforte ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 9 – Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Monday backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, a day...
  • Capital Sports: Kipchoge will not defend London Marathon
    Eliud Kipchoge after winning the 2015 London Marathon (Getty Images) © Copyrig LONDON, United, Kingdom, Jan 9 – Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will not go for a three-peat at the Virgin Money London Marathon after opting out of the 2017 race set for April 23. In his absence, Ethiopian legend...
  • Capital Sports: Ozil insists he is ready to commit to Arsenal
    Mesut Ozil could become Arsenal’s first £200,000-per-week player if he agrees a contract extension. LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – Mesut Ozil wants clarity on the future of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger before he commits his future to the club. Reports over the last couple of months have suggested...
  • Capital Sports: Argentine grandmother revives tennis dream at 83
    Senior tennis player Ana Obarrio, 83, hits the ball during a tennis match in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires © AFP / Etian Abramovich BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jan 9 – Ana Obarrio de Pereyra Iraola’s dream of becoming a tennis star was put on hold in 1949 when her husband stopped her playing. For the next...

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