Category : Capital Sports

Sports / Capital Sports - 13 hours ago

Feds probe helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant

French national and longtime US resident Natalie Burle blows a kiss in direction of Kobe Bryant mural in downtown Los Angeles © AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN Los Angeles, United States, Jan 27 – Friends, colleagues and fans mourned Kobe Bryant o...

Sports / Capital Sports - 17 hours ago

Nadal praises Kyrgios after making Australia Open quarters

Rafael Nadal battled past Nick Kyrgios into the Australian Open quarter-finals © AFP / DAVID GRAY MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 27 – World number one Rafael Nadal praised showman Nick Kyrgios Monday after weathering a fierce storm to reach the Aust...

Sports / Capital Sports - 17 hours ago

World grieves for basketball legend Kobe Bryant

Tributes to Kobe Bryant flooded in from former US presidents, pop stars and athletes from different sports, a sign of how the man known as the ‘Black Mamba’ had transcended basketball © AFP/File / Greg BAKER LOS ANGELES, United States, Ja...

Sports / Capital Sports - 17 hours ago

Talking points from European football this weekend

Neymar was one of a series of footballers to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after the basketball legend’s shock death © AFP / DENIS CHARLET PARIS, France, Jan 27 – Kobe Bryant’s death sent fans from the football world into mourning, whi...

Sports / Capital Sports - 17 hours ago

Feeney looking forward to Sydney challenge

Welcome party prior to the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 on 24 January, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 – Kenya Sevens boss Paul Feeney says he expects a stern challenge fo...

Sports / Capital Sports - 20 hours ago

Nadal through to Australian Open quarters

The Spanish top seed came through a riveting clash on Rod Laver Arena 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4) to end the gallant hopes of the basketball-mad Australian MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 27 – World number one Rafael Nadal weathered a fierce storm...

Sports / Capital Sports - 22 hours ago

Vintage Wawrinka upsets Medvedev in ‘best match since surgery’

Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka dug deep to come from behind in five intense sets and win 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev © AFP / DAVID GRAY Melbourne, Australia, Jan 27 – Former champion Stan Wa...

Sports / Capital Sports - 23 hours ago

NBA plunged into mourning as Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans warms up for a game against the Boston Celtics wearing shoes memorializing Kobe Bryant, the former Lakers great who died in a helicopter crash © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Jonathan Bachman Los Angeles...

Sports / Capital Sports - 23 hours ago

Kenya’s Bett claims Cinque Mulini victory

Leonard Kipkemoi Bett wins the Cinque Mulini. PHOTO/World Athletics SAN VITTORE OLONA, Italy, Jan 27 – Steeplechase specialist Leonard Kipkemoi Bett took the honours at the 88th Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona, the seventh leg of this season...

Sports / Capital Sports - 1 day ago

Wawrinka upsets Medvedev to make Open quarters 

Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka dug deep to come from behind in five intense sets and win 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev © AFP / DAVID GRAY MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 27 – Former Australian Open champ...

Sports / Capital Sports - 1 day ago

Authorities confirm 9 dead in Kobe helicopter crash

Smoke rises from the site of a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020 that killed nine people including NBA legend Kobe Bryant © AFP / Mark RALSTON LOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 27 – Nine people were killed in the helic...

Sports / Capital Sports - 1 day ago

Neymar dedicates goal to Kobe as PSG go 10 points clear

Neymar celebrated his second goal in sombre fashion following the death of Kobe Bryant © AFP / DENIS CHARLET PARIS, France, Jan 27 – Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win at Lille to basketball legend Kobe Brya...

Sports / Capital Sports - 1 day ago

‘That’s my guy’: fans pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe

People gather around a makeshift memorial for former NBA and Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant after learning of his death at LA Live Plaza in front of the Staples Center in Los Angeles © AFP / Frederic J. Brown LOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 27...

Sports / Capital Sports - 1 day ago

Kobe’s relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, twice an Olympic gold medalist and a five-time NBA champion, died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / David Becker WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 27 – K...

Sports / Capital Sports - 1 day ago

Kobe’s relentless spirit inspired NBA family

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, twice an Olympic gold medalist and a five-time NBA champion, died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / David Becker WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 27 – K...