• 28 Aug 2020 - MILAN, Italy, Aug 28 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at AC Milan next season having reached agreement on a new deal reportedly worth 7 million euros ($8.3m) without bonuses, according to multiple reports in Italy on Friday. Ibrahimovic, who turns 39 years in October, on Friday posted a photo of…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 28 – Valtteri Bottas outpaced team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton by less than a tenth of a second as Mercedes topped Friday’s opening free practice for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. On his 31st birthday, the Finn maintained his habit of being…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Frank Lampard’s Chelsea makeover gathered pace on Friday with the free transfer signing of former Paris Saint Germain captain Thiago Silva. Silva, 35, has agreed an initial one-year contract with the Premier League club, who have the option of extending the deal by…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta fears the spike in Premier League players contracting coronavirus is a sign the forthcoming season might be damaged by the pandemic. Several top-flight players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning from holiday ahead of the…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 28 – Lewis Hamilton is the outstanding champion in modern Formula One because of his sportsmanship and his ability to motivate a team said departing head of Mercedes engine development Andy Cowell. The power-unit guru, who has worked with three-time champion Ayrton…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Jurgen Klopp says there is “no chance” of Liverpool signing Lionel Messi, but the German admits the unsettled Barcelona star would be a great addition to the Premier League. Messi has told Barca he wants to leave after growing unhappy with the club’s problems on and…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire’s claims he was “scared” for his life when he was arrested on a Greek holiday island have been ridiculed by the lawyer who prosecuted him. The 27-year-old United captain was on Tuesday given a suspended sentence…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia are set to sign Burundian international Jules Ulimwengu and Cameroonian international Bertrand Ngafei , Capital Sports understand. Ulimwengu is said to have already agreed personal terms with K’Ogalo and is on the verge of…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – The Kenya Rugby Union will distribute Sh500,000 (5,000 Euros) received from the Rugby Afrique Solidarity Fund to vulnerable players identified from the Nationwide League, referees and Union stuff to help them sustain the financial pressure brought about by the COVID-19…
  • 28 Aug 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Having come 0.17 seconds close at the season-opening Monaco leg of the Wanda Diamond League, Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon has set her sights on breaking the 1,000m World Record, coincidentally on the same stadium it was set in 1996. Kipyegon has been confirmed as…
  • 26 Jun 2020 - LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – Jurgen Klopp’s legendary status at Anfield was secured on Thursday as he became the first Liverpool manager to win a league title in 30 years. On Klopp’s first day in charge at Anfield five years ago he addressed players, staff and supporters, telling them: “If…
  • 26 Jun 2020 - LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – The delay to Liverpool’s title celebrations caused by the coronavirus was just the latest twist in the tale of the Reds’ 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England. A stunning run of 26 wins and one draw from their opening 27 games of the Premier League…
  • 26 Jun 2020 - Washington, United States, Jun 25 – A US government study has recommended that US lawmakers be given the power to withhold funding to the World Anti-Doping Agency if the global drugs watchdog fails to implement governance reforms. In a 19-page report, the White House’s Office of National Drug…
  • 26 Jun 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – The inevitable has finally happened and Liverpool have clinched their first English Premier League title in 30 years after holders and second placed Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night. Going into Thursday’s game, Liverpool only…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – Arsenal kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Europe as Eddie Nketiah punished a howler from Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to inspire a much-needed 2-0 win on Thursday. Mikel Arteta’s side were handed the opener in the first half at St Mary’s when Nketiah…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jun 25 – The Football Kenya Federation, just like all 211 FIFA Member Associations, is set to receive a Sh106mn (1mnUSD) COVID-19 relief grant from FIFA as well as an additional Sh53.3mn (500,000USD) that will go specifically to women’s football. FIFA is to make available $1.…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jun 25 – Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 women’s World Cup after the countries’ joint bid was chosen by FIFA on Thursday, with New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, promising “a historic tournament of firsts”. The overwhelming favourites beat their only…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – With an influx in the number of doping cases in the country, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has vowed to push on with her bid to make an amendment to the Anti-Doping Act to ensure anyone found guilty of doping will be jailed. This year alone, four Kenyans have been…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - Paris, France, Jun 25 – World number three Dominic Thiem has acknowledged tennis players at the ill-fated Adria Tour made “a mistake” after Novak Djokovic and three other participants contracted coronavirus. Thiem took part in the Belgrade leg of the exhibition event organised by Djokovic where…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to send an inspection team to Nairobi to check on the progress and readiness of the Nyayo National Stadium to stage international matches. The CAF inspectors will travel to the country immediately the airport is re-opened…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – The Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament organizers are exploring a possible resumption date of mid-August, but it will all depend on government restrictions over the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was halted in early March as they prepared to head to the Nyanza regional…
  • 25 Jun 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – Manchester City have been given the go-ahead to stage their Premier League match against Liverpool at their Etihad Stadium next week despite a police request to stage the game at a neutral venue. The game, on July 2, could see City cede their title to Liverpool,…
  • 4 Apr 2020 - Paris, France, Apr 3 – Two leading French doctors on Friday insisted they had been misunderstood after sparking a storm of criticism by discussing the idea of testing a vaccine for coronavirus in Africa on television. Although they later apologised for any offence caused if their comments had not…
  • 4 Apr 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Colourful former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is to become a father at the age of 89 with his wife Fabiana Flosi, who is half his age, expecting a son in July, he told The Daily Mail on Friday. Ecclestone, who revolutionised Formula One as chief executive from…
  • 4 Apr 2020 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Apr 3 – Neymar has donated Sh100 million ($1 million) to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT. The Paris Saint-Germain star, the world’s third-highest-paid footballer, donated part of the money to the United Nations…
  • 4 Apr 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, promoters Matchroom Sport announced Friday. The British champion was due to put his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO…
  • 3 Apr 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Premier League clubs will ask players to take a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of their annual salary due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the league said in a statement on Friday. The English top flight’s…
  • 3 Apr 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 3 – Kenya’s football stalemate is far from being resolved after the Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohamed on Friday underscored that FIFA needs to respect the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) and that she is doubtful the meeting slated for April 6 as instructed by the world…
  • 3 Apr 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 3 – Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang spent the night in jail after being arrested drinking and playing pool with a large group after a nighttime curfew, police said Friday. Kipsang, who claimed the world record during the 2013 Berlin marathon, is a…
  • 3 Apr 2020 - NEW DELHI, India, Apr 3 – From Virat Kohli having his hair cut by his Bollywood wife, to Ravindra Jadeja on a stallion, India’s superstar cricketers are making the most of their enforced break during the national coronavirus lockdown. At a time when the Indian Premier League (IPL) would normally be…