Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: German reporter who exposed Russia doping ‘won’t be at World Cup’
    Seppelt’s documentaries on doping among Russian athletes sparked a storm and ended up with Russia being banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics © dpa/AFP/File / Jens Wolf BERLIN, Germany, Jun 14 – German journalist Hajo Seppelt, whose investigative reporting exposed Russia’s alleged state-sponsored...
  • Capital Sports: Man City to start title defence at Arsenal
    Manchester City players celebrate with the League Cup trophy after beating Arsenal 3-0 in the final at Wembley on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/ Man City LONDON, United Kingdom, June 14 – Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-...
  • Capital Sports: All Blacks branded cheats after France card row
    France’s Kevin Gourdon has raised temperatures ahead of the second Test against the All Blacks. © AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEY WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jun 14 – France backrower Kevin Gourdon called the All Blacks cheats on Thursday and said they were treated leniently by referees after they escaped...
  • Capital Sports: Will he or won’t he? Egypt holds its breath over injured Salah
    Man of the moment: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah takes part in training on Wednesday © AFP / KARIM JAAFAR YEKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 14 – Mohamed Salah is in a high-profile race to be fit for Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday and even opponents are hoping the Liverpool ace...
  • Capital Sports: Golden oldies? Argentina have World Cup’s oldest squad
    Enzo Perez started the 2014 World Cup final for Argentina © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATA BRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – Enzo Perez’s call-up as a last-minute replacement in the Argentina squad made his country the oldest team at a second World Cup in a row, with an average age of 29 years,...
  • Capital Sports: Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop
    The president of the Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, presented the unsuccessful bid to host the 2026 World Cup in Moscow © AFP / Mladen ANTONOV RABAT, Morocco, Jun 13 – The award of the 2026 World Cup to North America on Wednesday was met with bitter disappointment in Morocco, after its...
  • Capital Sports: How Associations voted for 2026 W. Cup hosts
    North American bid leaders Carlos Cordeiro (centre) and the president of the Mexican Football Association Decio de Maria Serrano (2nd L) celebrate after they won the right to host the 2026 World Cup NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Hopes of the World Cup coming to the African continent for the second time...
  • Capital Sports: Gor go five clear as AFC beats Sofapaka
    Wazito FC midfielder David Oswe tries to close down Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on June 13, 2018. PHOTO/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Gor Mahia have opened a five point gap at the top of the Kenyan Premier league...
  • Capital Sports: Keitany, Kamworor, Kirui receive fully paid vacation thanks to KTB
    This is the second time that KTB is rewarding Kenya’s elite marathon runners with vacations under a programme that was launched in November 2017, with former marathon World Record holder Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir being the first beneficiaries. Photo /COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, June 13 –...
  • Capital Sports: US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 WCup
    A North American bid won against Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup© AFP/File Patrik STOLLARZ MOSCOW, Russia, June 13 – The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday. The...
  • Capital Sports: Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training
    Mohamed Salah is racing to be fit for the World Cup © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINI GROZNY, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – Mohamed Salah gave Egypt’s World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base. The Pharaohs’ superstar has been sidelined since...
  • Capital Sports: WCup group stage: five potential highlights
    Mohamed Salah is battling to be fit for Egypt’s opening game against Uruguay © AFP / KARIM JAAFAR SOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – The World Cup group stage will see 48 games crammed into two weeks. AFP Sport picks out the moments to look out for in Russia: – Opening match – How can anyone miss...
  • Capital Sports: Lopetegui sacked by Spain on eve of World Cup
    Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will join Real Madrid after the World Cup KRASNODAR, Russia, June 13 – Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before the team’s opening game against Portugal at the World Cup, Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales confirmed on Wednesday. In a surprise...
  • Capital Sports: Zakayo warns Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega
    Edward Zakayo celebrates after winning the 5,000m race at the Athletics Kenya IAAF World Under-20 Championship trials at the Kasarani Stadium on June 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11- Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze medalist Edward Zakayo has warned decorated Ethiopian World...
  • Capital Sports: Life and death: World Cup rivalry turns violent in Bangladesh
    Mohammad Rakib is one of Bangladesh’s ardent Argentina fans. © AFP / Munir UZ ZAMAN DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 13 – The World Cup is arousing high passions in Bangladesh, where machete-wielding fans of Brazil and Argentina have clashed in the streets and flags of the two countries are so ubiquitous...
  • Capital Sports: Homeboyz take Super Cup lessons into KPL
    Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata shouts instructions from the touchline during their SportPesa Super Cup match against Singida United on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata will take charge of his first league match on...
  • Capital Sports: Light Wazito face steamy K’Ogalo in Kisumu
    Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna giving instructions to his players during a past match against Gor Mahia. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Struggling Wazito FC tackle Kenyan Premier League leaders Gor Mahia at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday afternoon on the backdrop of losing...
  • Capital Sports: FIFA to choose North America or Morocco for 2026 World Cup
    A FIFA taskforce warned last month “the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality cannot be overstated” © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINI MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – FIFA members vote Wednesday on whether to award the 2026 World Cup to a slick North...
  • Capital Sports: Monaco to sell Lemar to Atletico Madrid
    French World Cup star Thomas Lemar looks set to quit Monaco and join Atletico Madrid, the two clubs revealed on Tuesday © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON PARIS, France, Jun 12 – French World Cup star Thomas Lemar looks set to quit Monaco and join Atletico Madrid, the two clubs revealed on Tuesday. “Atletico...
  • Capital Sports: Woods aims to put it all together at US Open
    Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the seventh tee during a practice round prior to the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 12, 2018 in Southampton, New York © GETTY/AFP / Warren Little SOUTHAMPTON, United States, Jun 12 – Tiger Woods, returning to the US Open after...

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