Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Messi to the rescue, but Barca lose ground on Madrid
    Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with Neymar after scoring on January 8, 2017 © AFP / JOSE JORDAN MADRID, Spain, Jan 9 – Barcelona’s poor start to 2017 continued as they lost further ground on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga despite a sensational last minute Lionel Messi free-kick...
  • Capital Sports: Fishing can wait for fired-up Nadal
    Tennis player Rafael Nadal of Spain smiles as he speaks during a press conference in Sydney on January 9, 2017 © AFP / William West SYDNEY, Australia, Jan 9 – Spanish great Rafael Nadal says he would be at home fishing if he felt he could no longer challenge the top names, with his passion undimmed...
  • Capital Sports: Aubameyang lead stars targeting AFCON glory
    Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is preparing to carry the hopes of Gabon on his shoulders at the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 © AFP / Pius Utomi Ekpei LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan 9 – A new-look Ivory Coast will defend their Africa Cup of Nations title while the hosts’ lightning-quick striker Pierre-...
  • Capital Sports: Clippers back on track with fourth straight NBA win
    LA Clippers’ Chris Paul has become the 10th player in league history to reach 8,000 assists, finishing a Sunday night game against Miami Heat with 8,012 © GETTY/AFP/File / Mike Ehrmann LOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 9 – The Los Angeles Clippers put their late-December swoon further behind them on...
  • Capital Sports: Utd, Liverpool eye League Cup final showdown
    Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal and equalling Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United all-time scoring record during the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Reading © AFP/File / Oli Scarff LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 –...
  • Capital Sports: Kadenge gets his wish as Uhuru comes dangling gifts
    President Uhuru Kenyatta when he met football legend Joe Kadenge at his South B home on January 8, 2016. PHOTO/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8 – Football legend Joe Kadenge finally got his wish of meeting and having a chat with President Uhuru Kenyatta, as the Head of State visited him at his South...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea survive Terry red to see off Peterborough
    Chelsea’s defender John Terry (L) reacts just before Kevin Friend shows him a red card on January 8, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 8 – Premier League leaders Chelsea had captain John Terry sent off as they cruised into the FA Cup fourth round with a 4-1 victory over...
  • Capital Sports: Cristiano Ronaldo tipped for 2016 FIFA award
    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or on December 8, 2016 © L’Equipe/AFP / Franck Seguin PARIS, France, Jan 8 – Following his success in Ballon d’Or, the Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to add another garland — the Best FIFA Men’s Player — on Monday...
  • Capital Sports: Plymouth hold Liverpool youngsters in FA Cup
    Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (right) in action against Plymouth Argyle during their English FA Cup third-round match at Anfield, on January 8, 2017 © AFP / Paul Ellis LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 8 – Liverpool face the prospect of a tricky FA Cup third-round replay against Plymouth Argyle after...
  • Capital Sports: Torino reject big-money Arsenal bid for Belotti
    Italy’s forward Andrea Belotti in action during the international friendly against Germany in Milan, on November 15, 2016 © AFP / Marco Bertorello MILAN, Italy, Jan 8 – Torino have rejected a bid from Arsenal for Italy striker Andrea Belotti believed to be in the region of Sh7bn (£55m), the Serie A...
  • Capital Sports: Decision time for World Cup format
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants to stretch the World Cup format to 48 teams and 80 matches, an increase from the current 32 teams and 64 matches © AFP/File / Patrik Stollarz ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 8 – After much discussion, argument and counter-argument, FIFA will determine Tuesday whether...
  • Capital Sports: Beaten Murray upbeat about Australian Open
    Britain’s Andy Murray says his loss to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in Doha will not impact his chances at the Australian Open © AFP / KARIM JAAFAR DOHA, Qatar, Jan 8 – Andy Murray dismissed the idea that his defeat by arch-rival Novak Djokovic in the Qatar Open will have any impact on his attempts to...
  • Capital Sports: Triumphant A1000 Street dedicate title to fallen ‘Pro’
    A1000 Street players line up before the final with a banner displaying images of their former coach Zablon ‘Pro’ Otieno. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8- Kaloleni based A1000 Street dedicated their third consecutive Koth Biro title to former coach Zablon ‘Pro’ Otieno who passed on last...
  • Capital Sports: Olympic champion Semenya weds partner
    Caster Semenya (right) and her wife Violet Raseboya during the wedding in Pretoria. PHOTO/courtesy JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 7 – South African Olympic 800-metre champion Caster Semenya married her long-term partner in Pretoria on Saturday. Semenya celebrated her 26th birthday by tying the...
  • Capital Sports: Savior Giroud strikes late as Arsenal progress
    Arsenal’s striker Olivier Giroud (R) vies with Preston’s defender Paul Huntington during the English FA Cup third round football match January 7, 2017 PRESTON, United Kingdom, Jan 7 – Arsenal were forced to stage a second half fightback to secure a 2-1 win at Preston on Saturday that extended...
  • Capital Sports: Djokovic ends Murray’s 28-win streak in Qatar triumph
    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts after winning against Britain’s Andy Murray during their final tennis match at the ATP Qatar Open in Doha on January 7, 2017 © AFP / KARIM JAAFAR Doha, Qatar, Jan 7 – Novak Djokovic brought world number one Andy Murray’s 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha on...
  • Capital Sports: Wenger regrets Wilshere loan exit
    Arsenal’s English midfielder Jack Wilshere was once regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in the Premier League, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has allowed the 24-year-old to leave the Emirates Stadium in a bid to revitalise his career LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 7- Arsene Wenger...
  • Capital Sports: Mourinho ready to recall Schweinsteiger
    Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 7 – Jose Mourinho says Bastian Schweinsteiger is “ready to play” following a season on the sidelines for Manchester United. The 32-year-old former Bayern Munich midfielder was frozen out by Mourinho upon his arrival...
  • Capital Sports: Nakamba to miss Zimbabwe AFCON opener
    Marvelous Nakamba.PHOTO/Kwese Sport HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 7  – Marvelous Nakamba will not be available for Zimbabwe’s opening Afcon 2017 Group B match against Algeria next Sunday evening due to suspension. Nakamba has been impressive form in Europe, getting regular game time at Netherlands top-...
  • Capital Sports: Sako, Traore top Mali squad
    They open their campaign at the tournament in Gabon against Egypt on 17 January before facing Uganda and Ghana.PHOTO/Kwese Sport MALI, Jan 7 – Monaco’s Adama Traore and Crystal Palace striker Bakary Sako headline Mali’s final 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup. Coach Alain Giresse has named a...

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