Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder
    Oscar Pistorius shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead in 2013 © POOL/AFP/File / MARCO LONGARI JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 3 – A South African appeals court on Friday more than doubled Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, bringing...
  • Capital Sports: Pacquiao calls out McGregor for #realboxingmatch
    Manny Pacquiao, who turns 39 in three weeks, lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to Australian former teacher Jeff Horn in July © AFP/File / TED ALJIBE MANILA, Philippines, Nov 24 – Manny Pacquiao threw down the gauntlet to Conor McGregor — and took a dig at Floyd Mayweather — as...
  • Capital Sports: Woods looking fit, healthy for comeback -Rose
    Tiger Woods (L) and Justin Rose, seen during the Arnold Palmer Invitational, at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, in 2013 © GETTY/AFP/File / SAM GREENWOOD HONG KONG, China, Nov 24 – Justin Rose said Tiger Woods is looking fit, healthy and motivated ahead of his highly anticipated...
  • Capital Sports: Blomqvist overnight leader for Classic Rally
    Stig Blomqvist-Day 03 EASR 2013 NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Competitors arrived at Ol Tukai Lodge bruised and battered on Thursday recounting a tough start to the 2017 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally. Overnight leader Stig Blomqvist of Sweden talked of a very tricky first day...
  • Capital Sports: SA court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years
    South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius could see his jail term extended by the court of appeal for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 23 – A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his...
  • Capital Sports: I’m the boss! Pochettino warns ‘fuming’ Rose
    Mauricio Pochettino took the helm at Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTON LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no problem with Danny Rose’s angry response to being dropped for the north London derby, but he warned the England left-back...
  • Capital Sports: Match aborted after Senator Murkomen nets equalizer
    The match was aborted in the second half when Nairobi MCAs protested the leveller that had denied them victory to see the scoreline read 1-1. Photo/COURTESY MACHAKOS, Kenya, Nov 23 – A referee was forced to flee for safety after a last gasp equalizer from Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen...
  • Capital Sports: Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape
    Then-AC Milan forward Robinho is seen during the Italian Seria A football match against Sampdoria, on September 28, 2013 LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape,...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool star Salah backs Egypt women’s rights campaign
    Since arriving at Liverpool from Roma in the close-season, Mohamed Salah has already scored 10 times, including four in his last three appearances CAIRO, Egypt, Nov 23 – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has thrown his support behind a UN-sponsored campaign to end violence against women in his...
  • Capital Sports: Arsenal secure Europa top spot despite defeat to Cologne
    Arsenal’s players look frustrated after conceding the only goal in their Group H game away against Cologne. Photo/DAILY MAIL BERLIN, Germany, Nov 23 – Arsenal have qualified for the knockout stage of the Europa League as Group H winners despite losing away to Cologne. A penalty by Sehrou Guirassy,...
  • Capital Sports: Indonesia basketball players fixed games ‘to pay their salaries’
    It is the graft-riddled country’s first-known basketball fixing case JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov 23 – Eight Indonesian pro-basketball players and a team official have been banned for life over match fixing, the league said Thursday, reportedly to help their cash-strapped squad pay salaries. The members...
  • Capital Sports: Buffon stuns fan by throwing him his shorts
    “This is only a point tonight, but it’s a good point,” Buffon later Tweeted. “It’s always a pleasure and an honour to play against great champions, like Ivan Rakitic.” TURIN, Italy, Nov 23 – Footballers usually throw their jersey to fans at the final whistle but Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon...
  • Capital Sports: Kipsang, Chepchirchir land fully paid vacation
    Kenya Tourism Board CEO, Dr. Betty Radier (center) with marathon champions Sarah Chepchirchir (Right), Wilson Kipsang (left) and his family ahead of a trip to Maasai Mara paid for by KTB. NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir have been rewarded...
  • Capital Sports: Kasait positive of a successful 2018 season
    Alice Aprot (left), Irene Cheptai (center)and Lilian Kasait (right) showing of their silver, gold and bronze medals respectively.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Kenya’s Lilian Kasait has showed her confidence in winning the fifth African cross-country championships 2018 in Algeria....
  • Capital Sports: Kiplimo leads elite for Stanchart Marathon  
    Over 20,000 athletes are expected to take part at the 2017 Standard Chartered Marathon. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Third finisher at last year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, Hillary Kiplimo headlines a deep field of elite athletes for the 2017 edition that will take place on...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya fall nine places in FIFA rankings to sit 111th
    Harambee Stars players line up before facing Thailand in a friendly match in Bangkok on October 8, 2017. PHOTO/FKF NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The national football team Harambee Stars slumped nine places in latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday to occupy 111th position with 300 points. This is a...
  • Capital Sports: Utd players not to blame for Basel loss -Jose
    “We tried to play with three attacking players and that worked in the first half because they couldn’t handle us. MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Jose Mourinho refused to blame his Manchester United players for their surprising 1-0 away defeat at Basel on Wednesday night. Michael Lang’s late...
  • Capital Sports: Hamilton targets season-ending F1 win as pack scramble for points
    Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton gets into his car in the pits during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix practice session, at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, on November 11, 2017 © AFP/File / Nelson ALMEIDA ABU Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov 23 – Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team...
  • Capital Sports: Jason Day outshines bogey man Spieth at Australian Open
    Jason Day of Australia, seen after first round of the Australian Open, at the Australian Golf Club course in Sydney, on November 23, 2017 © AFP / WILLIAM WEST SYDNEY, Australia, Nov 23 – Jason Day made a spectacular return to the Australian Open on Thursday, finishing the first round three shots...
  • Capital Sports: Conte hails ‘very positive’ Chelsea display
    Chelsea head coach Antonio Antonio Conte’s side are nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City after just 11 games LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was delighted after his side strolled to a 4-0 win over Qarabag in their UEFA Champions League Group C clash on...

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