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Chelsea closes in on league crown

While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal. But as Arsenal’s hopes of a first league title since 2004 took a further hit, the F.A. Cup holder did clinch a ...

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

Apr 16, 2015

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

by Gus Fielding

Kashima Antlers won 3-1 away to Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League on Thursday night to extend their unbeaten run to four league matches. Naomichi Ueda headed Kashima in front in first-half stoppage time with his first career goal and, after Eduardo had equalized ...

Apr 16, 2015

Labadie gets six-month biting ban

Joss Labadie, who plays for Dagenham & Redbridge in England’s fourth tier, was charged with violent conduct after being accused of biting the hand of an opponent during a league match on March 28. The 24-year-old denied the charge but Dagenham said Wednesday that ...

Apr 15, 2015

Gamba defender Nishino to miss three months with injury

Gamba Osaka’s Japan Under-22 defender Takaharu Nishino is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the J League champions announced on Wednesday. Nishino suffered the injury in Gamba’s 2-1 win away to Thailand’s ...

Apr 15, 2015

Honda back in training with Milan

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda, who has been nursing a sprained left ankle, has returned to team training with AC Milan ahead of its Serie A derby against Inter, Milan said on its official website on Tuesday. Honda, who hurt his ankle in practice last ...

Apr 15, 2015

U.S. women name World Cup squad

U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis thinks her World Cup roster includes a good mix of veterans and newcomers. Among those on the 23-player squad announced Tuesday were Christie Rampone, preparing for her fifth World Cup, and 22-year-old Morgan Brian, getting ready for ...

Apr 14, 2015

Japan gets Group E draw for World Cup second-round qualifiers

Japan was handed a kind draw for the second round of World Cup qualifiers for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Tuesday when the former Asian champion was placed in Group E against Syria, Afghanistan, Singapore, and Cambodia. None of Japan’s opponents qualified for ...

Apr 14, 2015

Liverpool blanks rival Newcastle

Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen scored in each half to give Liverpool a 2-0 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday that puts the club four points from the last Champions League place. Sterling opened the scoring in the ninth minute when ...

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Apr 13, 2015

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Manchester United ended two years of hurt on derby day by dismantling Manchester City in a 4-2 win in the Premier League on Sunday, underlining the reversal in fortunes of the local rivals this season. City had won four straight Manchester derbies since April ...