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  • Athletics: Olympic champs Rudisha, Kipruto lead Kenya team to London

    June 24, 2017 8:09 PM

    NAIROBI Kenya's Olympic 800 meters champion David Rudisha, world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and former Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi have made the team for this year's world championships despite skipping trials. Three-times 1,500m world champion Asbel Kiprop and 800m prospect Ferguson Rotich were also included despite

  • Kenya's Kipruto ready to step up steeplechase ladder

    June 24, 2017 4:24 PM

    Kenya's Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto feels victory at this year's world championships in London would cement his place one of the distance greats. The 22-year-old, twice gold medallist in 2013 in Moscow and in Beijing in 2015, said he's ready to step up the ladder as the next dominant after compatriot and four-time world

  • Former Real Madrid defender Arbeloa retires

    June 24, 2017 11:01 AM 2

    Former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has decided to retire from professional football, the 34-year-old told a Spanish newspaper. The Spain international won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and two European Championships in 56 appearances for his country. He also won multiple trophies at Spanish champions Real Madrid, including one league

  • World Taekwondo Federation changes name because of previous acronym

    June 24, 2017 9:55 AM 7

    The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has changed its name to World Taekwondo because of the "negative connotations" associated with its previous acronym. The organisation had used the previous name since it was established in 1973. However, it felt in the "digital age" the slang of the old abbreviation was "unrelated to our organisation and so it was important

  • Otieno, Mwangi 100m win 100m at trials but fall short of Worlds time

    June 24, 2017 8:14 AM 1

    World Championships qualifying time proved elusive for Kenya's 100m athletes with Mark Otieno and Freshia Mwangi's victories falling short at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday. Otieno, who had during the nationals set a new national record of 10.14 seconds won the race in 10.36, failing strike the required time of 10.12. Peter Mwai came in second

  • WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

    June 24, 2017 6:59 AM 2

    The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the "negative connotations" of its acronym, WTF. The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation 'WTF' gained currency on social media. "In the digital age, the acronym

  • Manchester United close in on Monaco star Fabinho

    June 23, 2017 7:20 PM 2

    Manchester United have moved a step closer to securing the signing of Monaco star Fabinho after reports in Italy claim a fee has been agreed between the two clubs. The Brazilian midfielder was one of the star performers for the French club last season after helping them win the Ligue 1 title and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League

  • Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims

    June 23, 2017 4:52 PM 4

    Proceeds from a clash between London soccer giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday. Officials said they were hoping to raise "in the region of 1.25 million pounds" when FA Cup winners Arsenal take on Premier League champions Chelsea for the 2017 Community Shield

  • SportPesa to withdraw all sponsorship deals in 2018

    June 23, 2017 12:39 PM 8

    SportPesa has threatened to pull out all sponsorship programmes if the 35 percent tax on betting, lottery, gaming and competition activities is effected in January 2018. SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri who chairs the Association of Gaming Operators of Kenya says the new tax as laid out in the Finance Bill 2017 that was signed into law this week is not only exploitative

  • Kenya: Rotich, Bett Cruise to 800m Finals

    June 23, 2017 10:01 AM 2

    The 2016 Diamond League Series 800m winner Ferguson Rotich and World Under-20 800m champion Kipyegon Bett easily won their 800m races to qualify for the final at the ongoing World Championships trials at Nyayo Stadium on Friday. Rotich, who is targeting his second World Championships appearance, won the first semi with the fastest time of 1:45.2, beating