Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: World Cup report ‘leaves door open to drug abuse’ – Laporte
    French Federation of Rugby President Bernard Laporte, pictured in September 2017, protested against the Rugby World Cup Board’s rejection of France’s World Cup bid in a statement the body described as “not a fair reflection of the situation” © AFP/File / Benjamin Cremel LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov...
  • Capital Sports: Shujaa to compete in Safland Sevens
    Sam Muregi has been named in the team for Safland Sevens. Photo/KRU NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – The national Sevens team will compete at Safland Sevens in Namibia this weekend to end speculations that the team might fail to travel. Assistant coach Will Webster, who will manage the team on Tuesday named...
  • Capital Sports: Sumgong banned for four years over doping
    Jemima Sumgong celebrating after writing history as the first ever Kenyan to win the women’s Olympic gold in Rio Games. NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been handed a four-year ban by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) after testing positive for banned...
  • Capital Sports: Three rugby players among four suspects arrested over Okombe’s murder
    Reports indicate that he was stabbed once on the chest and was declared dead on arrival at Valley Hospital in Nakuru where he was rushed by fellow rugby player Calvins Otieno/COURTESY NAKURU, Kenya, Nov 7 – Three rugby players are among four suspects arrested by police over the murder of Kenya 15s...
  • Capital Sports: Moyes appointed new West Ham manager
    David Moyes has been unveiled as the manager of West Ham United. Photo/DAILY MAIL LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 7 – West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager. The former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss replaces Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with the club in the...
  • Capital Sports: Aussies ready for hostile Honduras crowd – Behich
    Australia’s defender Aziz Behich says Australia will be ready to cope with an intimidating atmosphere when the Socceroos face Honduras at home in the first leg of their crucial World Cup playoff © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Nov 7 – Aziz Behich says Australia will be ready to...
  • Capital Sports: Seeing double as identical twins play football for Russia
    Lokomotiv Moscow’s midfielders Anton Miranchuk (L) and Aleksey Miranchuk © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Nov 7 – Opponents of Russia’s national side can be forgiven for confusion as they face two identical players: twin brothers Anton and Alexei Miranchuk. The 22-year-old...
  • Capital Sports: Formula 1 start Hamilton avoided taxes on jet
    A fan of Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 29, 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 7 – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton avoided paying taxes on his private jet using an elaborate scheme now under investigation by British tax...
  • Capital Sports: Kane out of Germany, Brazil games
    England’s striker Harry Kane is adamant England have enough quality in other positions to be successful in the 2018 World Cup LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 7 – Tottenham Hotspur’s prolific striker Harry Kane withdrew from the England squad for prestigious friendlies with World Cup holders Germany and...
  • Capital Sports: Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub
    Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation. BURTON-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Nov 7 – New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never...
  • Capital Sports: Teams head to Eldama Ravine for playoff
    Kenya Prisons men’s team taking on rivals GSU in the Baringo County tournament. PHOTO/Elvince Joshua NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – The battle for playoff slots in the Kenya National Volleyball League will take place this weekend, serving off on Friday at the penultimate round in Eldama Ravine. KPA, who...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea technical director Emenalo quits
    Chelsea FC Technical Director Michael Emenalo was said to be Roman Abramovic’s most trusted ear. LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 6-Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo — a key confidant of owner Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge — is standing down from his role, the reigning Premier League...
  • Capital Sports: Wisa, Atuka nominated for Magharibi Awards
    Malkia Strikers middle blocker Triza Atuka enjoys time during warm up before a past international match. PHOTO/FIVB NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6- Kenya Prisons middle blocker Edith Wisa alongside her Kenya Pipeline counterpart, Triza Atuka lead the 2017 Magharibi Michezo Awards women’s volleyball nominee...
  • Capital Sports: Future uncertain after relegation, says Muho’s Odongo
    Muhoroni Youth players line up before their match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kasarani Stadium on November 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6- Muhoroni Youth head coach Jeff Odongo has admitted he is uncertain of the future of the team after they were relegated from the...
  • Capital Sports: Suspect in Okombe’s murder presents self to police
    Tony Owuor (left), Mike Okombe (middle) and Oliver Mang’eni (right) line up for the national anthem as Kenya faced Hong Kong at the RFUEA Ground in August 2016 NAKURU, Kenya, Nov 6- A woman alleged to have stabbed and killed Kenya 15’s flanker Mike Okombe in Nakuru’s Olive Inn estate on Saturday...
  • Capital Sports: Murray, Djokovic, fall out of ATP Top 10
    “Unfortunately I won’t be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery,” Murray said Wednesday as a result of his a nagging hip injury PARIS, France, Nov 5- Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic dropped outside the ATP top 10 for the first time in years in the latest rankings released on Monday. The 30...
  • Capital Sports: New York marathon showcases city’s resilience after truck attack
    Many who had come to watch the marathon spoke of overcoming their fears, as New Yorkers proved their resilience in the aftermath of a truck attack that killed eight people and wounded 12 others in Manhattan © AFP / Jewel SAMAD NEW YORK, United States, Nov 5 – Five days after the worst attack on New...
  • Capital Sports: Harden scores 56 as Rockets roll over visiting Utah Jazz
    James Harden of the Houston Rockets is introduced prior to a NBA game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 3, 2017 © GETTY/AFP/File / Kevin C. Cox LOS ANGELES, United States, Nov 6 – James Harden was an unstoppable force, pouring in a career-high 56 points as the Houston Rockets rolled...
  • Capital Sports: Russia faces ‘very real’ threat of attack at World Cup
    Russia plans to spend at least 30 billion rubles (445 million euros, $512 million) on security for the World Cup next year © AFP/File / VASILY MAXIMOV MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Nov 6 – Russia says it will take extraordinary measures to combat any terrorist threat when it hosts the World Cup next...
  • Capital Sports: West Ham sack manager Slaven Bilic
    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, pictured in October 2017, acknowledged the team’s loss to Liverpool on November 4, their second consecutive defeat at home, puts him in a precarious position London, United Kingdom, Nov 6- West Ham sacked manager Slaven Bilic on Monday after a poor run of results that...

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