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F.A. probing Allardyce after newspaper sting

England manager Sam Allardyce has been secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking his predecessor Roy Hodgson’s voice, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday. Allardyce, 61, was filmed telling what he thought was a group of Far East investors it was possible to “get around” ...

Sep 27, 2016

Struggling Albirex fire Yoshida

Tatsuma Yoshida has been let go as manager of relegation-haunted Niigata Albirex, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. The 42-year-old Yoshida will be replaced by coach Koichiro Katafuchi after four straight defeats have left Niigata 15th in the overall J1 table with seven ...

Osako scores in Cologne draw

Sep 26, 2016

Osako scores in Cologne draw

Japan striker Yuya Osako bagged his second goal of the season on Sunday but FC Cologne had to be content with a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Bundesliga newcomer RB Leipzig. Leipzig took the lead early on when summer signing Oliver ...

Late Kobayashi winner sends Frontale into playoffs

Sep 25, 2016

Late Kobayashi winner sends Frontale into playoffs

Yu Kobayashi struck in the 105th minute as Kawasaki Frontale qualified for their first J. League Championship Playoff with a dramatic 3-2 win over Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday. Kenta Kano and Koji Miyoshi had given Kawasaki a two-goal lead going into injury time ...

Wenger celebrates anniversary with win over Chelsea

Sep 25, 2016

Wenger celebrates anniversary with win over Chelsea

Arsenal overpowered London rival Chelsea 3-0 at Emirates Stadium on Saturday to mark Arsene Wenger’s 20th anniversary as Gunners boss in style. Earlier, Manchester United thrashed defending Premier League champion Leicester City 4-1 to vindicate manager Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Wayne Rooney while ...

Sep 24, 2016

Manchester United manager Mourinho benches Rooney

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been dropped for the English Premier League game against champion Leicester on Saturday. Rooney was put on the bench by United manager Jose Mourinho, who said Friday that the striker had not been the same player since he ...

Sep 24, 2016

Van Basten named FIFA technical boss

FIFA appointed Netherlands and AC Milan great Marco van Basten as a technical director on Friday to help raise coaching standards. FIFA confirmed Van Basten’s new job after he resigned last month as an assistant coach with the Dutch national team. Van Basten was ...

Muto scores as Mainz grabs first league win of season

Sep 19, 2016

Muto scores as Mainz grabs first league win of season

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his team’s third goal Sunday to help Mainz pick up its first win of the Bundesliga season, a 3-1 victory over FC Augsburg. Muto came on as a substitute for Jhon Cordoba in the 67th minute and tapped home ...

Mourinho's United stunned by Watford

Sep 19, 2016

Mourinho's United stunned by Watford

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United reign is quickly unravelling, with his new team condemned to a third successive loss by Watford on Sunday. Watford’s 3-1 victory exposed the brittleness of Mourinho’s expensively assembled team as it tasted success over the record 20-time English champions for ...