Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Burnley’s Brady checks Chelsea charge
    Burnley’s Irish midfielder Robbie Brady (L) scores his side’s equaliser against Chelsea from a free-kick during the English Premier League match at Turf Moor in Burnley, north-west England on February 12, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFF BURNLEY, United Kingdom, Feb 12 – Home debutant Robbie Brady scored a...
  • Capital Sports: Dzeko makes amends as Inter, Atalanta sight Europe
    Roma forward Edin Dzeko (R) vies for the ball with Crotone defender Noe Dussenne during the Italian Serie A match against FC Crotone at the Ezio Scida Stadium in Crotone on February 12, 2017 © AFP / Carlo HERMANN MILAN, Italy, Feb 12 – Edin Dzeko made amends for a first-half penalty miss to hit...
  • Capital Sports: Kenyans scoop 7 of top 10 Hong Kong Marathon positions
    The start of the Hong Kong marathon. PHOTO/IAAF NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12- Despite losing the title to Ethiopian Melaku Belachew, Kenyans scooped seven out of the top ten slots at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday. The 27-year-old Belachew smashed the course record, taking more than...
  • Capital Sports: Durant shakes off jeers to lead Warriors to NBA win
    Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Andre Roberson of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, on February 11, 2017 © Getty/AFP / J Pat Carter LOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 12 – Kevin Durant was in hostile territory as he...
  • Capital Sports: Jamaican sprinter Carter eyes London amid doping appeal
    Nesta Carter won an individual bronze in the men’s 100m at the 2013 Moscow World Championships and has been a staple in the all-conquering Jamaican sprint relay teams that have swept all before them since 2008 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 – Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, who...
  • Capital Sports: Former All Blacks forward Lauaki dies aged 35
    Sione Lauaki made his Super Rugby debut for the Waikato Chiefs in 2004 and was selected for the All Blacks for his maiden Test against Fiji the following year. He was a member of the 2007 World Cup squad. © AFP/File / WILLIAM WEST WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb 12 – Former All Black Sione Lauaki has...
  • Capital Sports: Referee ‘sorry’ about Sanchez handball
    Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez (L) scores the opening goal of his side’s English Premier League match against Hull City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 11, 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 12- Hull City defender Andy Robertson has claimed that referee Mark Clattenburg apologised to...
  • Capital Sports: Title is Chelsea’s to lose, says Mourinho
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was in a foul mood after Hull held on for a goalless draw in midweek that left his team four points adrift of the top four MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 12- Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said he believes that Chelsea will win the title given their...
  • Capital Sports: Klopp: We won’t get carried away
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the crowd in a past match. LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 12- Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away after watching his side beat Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday, saying the Premier League title was still a distant dream. “We finally started 2017 tonight but we...
  • Capital Sports: Mane on a brace as Liverpool whip Tottenham
    Sadio Mane: Smashes home for Liverpool LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Sadio Mane announced his return to Premier League football in emphatic fashion with both goals in Liverpool’s brilliant 2-0 victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The Senegal forward provided one of...
  • Capital Sports: Last-gasp Robben, Vidal put Bayern seven clear
    Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal celebrates after their Bundesliga away win at Ingolstadt on February 11, 2017 © AFP / Christof STACHE BERLIN, Germany, Feb 11 – Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben netted last-minute goals in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win at Ingolstadt on Saturday to open a seven-point lead as...
  • Capital Sports: Barca’s ‘MSN’ smash Alaves for six
    Barcelona’s Luis Suarez (L), Lionel Messi (R) and Neymar celebrate during their Spanish league football against Deportivo Alaves at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria on Feburary 11, 2017 © AFP / CESAR MANSO MADRID, Spain, Feb 11 – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as...
  • Capital Sports: Martial stars as Manchester Utd beat Watford
    Juan Mata: Celebrates his goal with a smiling Juan Mata LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Anthony Martial scored one and created another as Manchester United extended their unbeaten run with a routine 2-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford. The French forward brightly when he arrived from Monaco but...
  • Capital Sports: Uninspiring Tusker held at home by Port Louis
    Tusker foward Allan Wanga against St Louis Bruno Ravina.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11- Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC began their CAF Champions League campaign on a wrong footing after being held to a 1-1 draw by Mauritian champions AS Port Louis in the preliminary round...
  • Capital Sports: Sanchez hands Arsenal lift in win over Hull
    Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez (L) scores the opening goal of his side’s English Premier League match against Hull City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 11, 2017© AFP Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Alexis Sanchez struck twice as Arsenal returned to winning ways with a...
  • Capital Sports: Africa champions prevail in Nairobi X-Country
    James Rungaru celebrates after winning the men’s 10km at the Nairobi Cross Country Championships.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – Africa champion James Rungaru reigned supreme at the Athletics Kenya (AK) Nairobi cross country championships at Posta grounds along Ngong Road on Saturday...
  • Capital Sports: Angola probes football stampede after 17 killed
    Panic spread through the crowd at a football match in the town of Uige, Angola, resulting in a stampede that caused the death of at least 17 people, police said © AFP/File / Issouf SANOGO Luanda, Angola, Feb 11 – Angola announced an investigation Saturday into a stadium stampede that killed at...
  • Capital Sports: Bolt at the double to win inaugural Nitro meet
    Bolt All Stars captain Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the mixed 4 x 100 metre relay during the Nitro Athletics meet in Melbourne on February 9, 2017 © AFP/File / Theo KARANIKOS MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb 11 – Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt secured a classy win for his All-Stars team with...
  • Capital Sports: Kiplagat against the wind in Barcelona
    Abel Kirui congratulates Florence Kiplagat on the victory in the Chicago marathon women’s race NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – In its first year as an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, the eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona on 12 February will welcome back Florence Kiplagat, who will be aiming to break the world...
  • Capital Sports: No room for sentiment as Six Nations take shape
    Italy coach Conor O’Shea said Ireland might be his home, but his only priority ahead of the Six Nations clash in Rome with the Irish “is rugby with Italy” © AFP/File / Alberto PIZZOLI CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Italy coach Conor O’Shea has insisted there will be no question of divided...

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