Ramogi falls short of making Olympic Games team

Fred Ramogi of KDF (right) is given a walkover after his opponent, Kimathi Kinoti of Police shied off during the 3rd Leg of the National SportPesa Boxing League at Ananas Mall, Thika County on Saturday, June 10, 2017. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD] National superheavyweight champion Fred Ramogi will have to put on hold his ambitions of competing in the Olympics after he lost his bout in the African Olympic qualifiers in Senegal. He lost to Ahmed Bourous of Morocco on unanimous points’ decision in a one-sided match inside the Dakar Arena,…

David Beckham recalls asking for Victoria’s number ‘after she’d had a few drinks’

David Beckham has revealed the details of his first meeting with Spice Girl Victoria, who was eventually destined to become his wife. At the beginning though, Becks waited for a moment when he felt she had drank enough alcohol that he felt confident that his advances would not be repelled, as he went to ask for her phone number. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Beckham said that he plucked up the courage to ask for her number and he still has the train ticket on…

Man City fans chanted ‘f*** UEFA’ but Kevin de Bruyne made the biggest statement

On the night that Manchester City fans declared “F*** UEFA” Kevin de Bruyne made his own Champions League statement. The Belgian midfielder, captain in the absence of David Silva and Fernandinho, took charge in one of football’s greatest cathedrals and produced his most majestic performance at Europe’s top table. De Bruyne, 28, has offered up countless outstanding displays for City in recent seasons, let’s be clear on that. For many, he is the best all-round footballer in the Premier League, a universal midfielder who can do pretty much anything, from…

Beach Volleyball: No time to relax as squad eyes vital slot

Kenyan Beach Volleyball Lois Jepkosgei after a training session at the Flamingo By PrideInn Beach Resort’s beach front ahead of the Africa Qualifying Sub-Zonal 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Qualifier which will be held in Tanzania early this month, January 06, 2020. The tournament starts on January 07, 2020 in Dar. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]. Kenya women’s national beach volleyball team coach Sammy Mulinge said his players are responding well to training and exuded confidence of guiding the side to 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. “The players have adopted well to Mombasa’s…

Pussycat Dolls ’embarrassed by tech problem’ which saw music start without them

The Pussycat Dolls were embarrassed by a technical issue on The One Show which saw them stand still with their backs to the camera while their latest single played. Nicole Scherzinger and her reunited group stood there for 30 seconds as their new song played without them moving a limb. Ironically, the groups first single for 12 years is called ‘React’, which is exactly what they didn’t do as the music played to viewers at home. There had been great excitement in the studio when presenter Matt Baker introduced the…

Rio Ferdinand names his favourites to win the Champions League

Rio Ferdinand has named his favourites to win the Champions League – and despite Manchester City’s win over Real Madrid , he says Liverpool are still the standout team. City are in the driving seat in their last-16 tie after beating Madrid 2-1 in Wednesday night’s Bernabeu clash, while Liverpool must overcome a 1-0 deficit when they host Atletico Madrid at Anfield next month. Of the other English teams, Tottenham are trailing RB Leipzig 1-0 ahead of their second-leg clash in Germany, while Chelsea face the toughest challenge after losing…

Britney Spears shares video of moment ‘her foot breaks and you hear loud pop’

Britney Spears has shared the moment that she broke her foot while dancing. The 38-year-old singer posted on Instagram a video of her dancing with bare feet, with her intense routine coming to an abrupt ending when there is a loud pop as the metatarsal bone breaks. Britney warned her followers that the video had a gruesome finish before they pressed play and it then becomes a tense watch, waiting for the fateful moment. The edited video shows the ‘Toxic’ singer showing off her dance moves while wearing a yellow…

Liverpool ‘to sign Man City physio and Arsenal club doctor’ in double swoop

Liverpool have reportedly landed physio Steve Lilley from Manchester City and Arsenal’s club doctor Gary O’Driscoll as the Reds look to stay ahead of their Premier League rivals. The signing of Lilley is another coup for world and European champions Liverpool after their current head physio Lee Nobes joined them from City just over a year ago. Lilley joined City from Norwich in 2011, and two years later was promoted to first-team duties at the Etihad. He worked closely with Nobes, and will now be reunited with him as he…

Raila: Ruto is my student

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga speaks exclusively during an interview with Tony Gachoka for Point Blank at Serana Hotel, Nairobi. [Edward Kiplimo/Standard] ODM leader Raila Odinga has described Deputy President William Ruto as his political student and of no muscle to stop the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process. Raila recalled how he recruited Ruto to the ‘change movement’ and how Ruto – who has turned out to be his main political opponent in the 2022 succession battle – borrowed heavily from his (Raila’s) political manoeuvres. Speaking during KTN’s Point Blank…

The Bachelorette’s Luke P. Defends Madison After ”Familiar” Fantasy Suite Drama

If this week’s episode of The Bachelor gave you déjà vu, you’re not alone.  After Madison Prewett expressed concern over Peter Weber‘s plans to get intimate with the other contestants, Bachelor Nation quickly drew parallels between their conversation and a similar one had by Hannah Brown and Luke Parker during last season of The Bachelorette.  Some might argue that much like Madison, Luke P. gave Hannah an ultimatum about her having sex with the other guys and their future together. As he told her, “I just want to make sure you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the…