Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Heroic Roma restore Italian pride after World Cup despair
    Roma’s players and fans joined in celebration after the Champions League victory over Barcelona © AFP / LLUIS GENE ROME, Italy, Apr 11 – Italy has spent five months grieving over the failure of the national team to take their customary place at the World Cup, but Roma have restored some pride with...
  • Capital Sports: Jamaican Aisha stuns Chespol to steeple gold
    Kenya stunned by Jamaica in women’s steeplechase at Commonwealth Games as Celliphine Chepsol takes silver in 9:22.61. PHOTO/GETTY NAIROBI, KENYA, Apr 11- Jamaican Aisha Praught dug deep into her energy reserves in the final 300m as she upset 2015 World Under-18 and 2016 World Under-20 champion...
  • Capital Sports: Guardiola blasts referee as Salah sends Liverpool through
    Pep Guardiola was forced to watch from the stands as Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola blasted Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz and lamented decisions that cost his side dear after a 2-1 home defeat by...
  • Capital Sports: Sixers close in on third seed with 15th straight win
    Ben Simmons, who had been struggling with a stomach bug, added 14 points with 10 assists as the Sixers moved to within one win of locking up third spot with a 121-113 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks © GETTY/AFP/File / Kevin C. Cox LOS ANGELES, United States, Apr 11 – The Philadelphia 76ers powered to a...
  • Capital Sports: Le Clos sets sights on Tokyo after Gold Coast treble
    South Africa’s Chad le Clos became the most decorated swimmer in Commonwealth Games history. © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 11 – He’s tiptoeing lightly around the subject so whisper it, but South Africa’s Chad le Clos could just become the next Michael Phelps after making...
  • Capital Sports: Iniesta admits ‘pain’ after Barca suffer shock Champions League exit
    Andres Iniesta admitted Barcelona’s shock defeat to Roma was ‘painful’ © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE MADRID, Spain, Apr 11 – Barcelona skipper Andres Iniesta admitted his crushing disappointment after the Catalans were sent packing from the Champions League by Roma in sensational fashion on Tuesday. “...
  • Capital Sports: Departing Kitambi tips AFC to vie for titles
    The tactician who will be heading to deputize Hall at Bangladesh Premier League side Saif Sporting Club believes that the squad he leaves behind is good enough to vie for a title this season. NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Dennis Kitambi will leave his role as AFC Leopards interim coach on May 8 when his...
  • Capital Sports: Kimanzi beats Kerr to February coach award
    Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi receives his February Coach of the Month award from Fidelity Insurance Marketing and Business Development Manager Nicholas Malesi. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi his beaten his Gor Mahia counterpart...
  • Capital Sports: Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games
    Boxer Simplice Fotsala (red) was among five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon who have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia © AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 11 – Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia,...
  • Capital Sports: Five things we learned from the Champions League
    Lionel Messi cut a forlorn figure as he left the Stadio Olimpico pitch after Roma stunned Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENE PARIS, France, Apr 11 – Roma pulled off one of the greatest Champions League fightbacks to dump Lionel Messi and Barcelona out at the quarter-final stage, while Mohamed Salah...
  • Capital Sports: ‘Footquakes’: Messi really does make the Earth tremble
    By design or not, the instrument — which measures everything from tremors to full-on quakes — was about half a kilometre from Nou Camp stadium, home to the city’s fabled football team. VIENNA, Austria, Apr 11- It’s a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal...
  • Capital Sports: Roma humble Barca to reach C League semis
    Kostas Manolas’ late header capped a sensational Roma comeback against Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENE ROME, Italy, Apr 10 – Kostas Manolas sent Roma through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an incredible 3-0 victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday saw them overhaul a 4-1...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool sink Man City to sail into Champions League semis
    Roberto Firmino (right) celebrates alongside Sadio Mane after scoring Liverpool’s second goalRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5599563/Man-City-vs-Liverpool-LIVE-score-Champions-League-quarter-final. MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Liverpool survived a first-half...
  • Capital Sports: Wenger criticism unfair, says Aubameyang
    Hair’s to you: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicates his latest hairstyle to his grandmother who passed away last week LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has defended Arsene Wenger, saying the heavy criticism of the long-serving Arsenal manager is sometimes...
  • Capital Sports: Deadly plane crash near US PGA golf course kills 6
    Bryson DeChambeau hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during February’s Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, near the neighboring TPC Scottsdale Champions Course where a plane crashed with no survivors on April 9, 2018 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / ROBERT LABERGE WASHINGTON,...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo a symbol of Real like Di Stefano -Zidane
    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane places Cristiano Ronaldo on the same level as Alfredo Di Stefano © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO MADRID, Spain, Apr 10 – Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid in the same glowing terms as Alfredo Di Stefano. Di Stefano was the face of...
  • Capital Sports: Pep has changed me for the better- Aguero
    That’s my boy: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and striker Sergio Aguero LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says playing under Pep Guardiola this season has changed his style of play. Aguero has been in exceptional form during the 2017/18 campaign, scoring 30...
  • Capital Sports: Lack of Champions League a positive- Hazard
    And speaking following the 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday and ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with the Saints, Hazard said he is still hopeful of silverware this season. LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard believes that the club’s potential misfortune of...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya’s hunt for gold continues as Chepkoech takes silver in 1500m
    Caster Semenya crosses the line to win gold. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 10 – Kenya’s hunt for first Gold medal at Commonwealth Games continues after Beatrice Chepkoech settled for silver behind South African Caster Semenya in women’s 1500m final held on Tuesday in...
  • Capital Sports: Cool under pressure: Games debutant, 79, who foiled plane hijack
    Canada’s Robert Pitcairn is competing just weeks away from his 80th birthday. © AFP / Patrick HAMILTON BRISBANE, Australia, Apr 10 – Being the oldest Commonwealth Games competitor in history at age 79 would be life-defining for most people, but not Bob Pitcairn: as a commercial airline pilot he...

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