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City loses big; United earns draw

Pep Guardiola suffered the largest league defeat of his managerial career as Manchester City was thrashed 4-0 by Everton, while across town Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late equalizer gave Manchester United a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday. Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas put Everton in control at Goodison Park. ...

Jan 16, 2017

Sevilla ends Madrid's winning run

Sevilla fans enjoyed the last laugh over Sergio Ramos. Sevilla twice scored late — including an 85th-minute own goal by Ramos — to end Real Madrid’s 40-game unbeaten streak and move within one point of its rival atop the Spanish League with a 2-1 ...

Chelsea shrugs off Costa's absence

Jan 15, 2017

Chelsea shrugs off Costa's absence

Chelsea made light of striker Diego Costa’s absence to extend its lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points on Saturday with a 3-0 win at champion Leicester City. After a Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham Hotspur and a ruthless Arsenal side kept ...

Jan 14, 2017

Antlers' Shibasaki linked with move to Las Palmas in Spain

Spanish first-division side Las Palmas is considering signing midfielder Gaku Shibasaki, the online edition of AS newspaper reported Friday. The 24-year-old, who last month grabbed worldwide attention with a brace against Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final, has not extended his contract ...

Jan 14, 2017

Chelsea to leave Costa off team

Diego Costa’s Chelsea career could be coming to a fiery abrupt end, a possible setback to the English Premier League leaders’ pursuit of the title. The league’s top scorer didn’t travel with the team to Leicester after a dispute with the coaching staff, and ...

Jan 13, 2017

Liverpool's Gerrard awaits special civic honor

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is set to receive the Freedom of the City after his outstanding career with the Premier League club. Gerrard, 36, captained Liverpool to Champions League and F.A. Cup triumphs after emerging from the youth academy to become one of the ...

Former England coach Taylor passes away at 72

Jan 13, 2017

Former England coach Taylor passes away at 72

Graham Taylor, who was derided as England coach after failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup, has died. Taylor, a friend of pop star Elton John, enjoyed considerable success as an English club manager. He was 72. Taylor, who won admiration as manager ...

Ex-England manager Taylor, 72, passes away

Jan 12, 2017

Ex-England manager Taylor, 72, passes away

Graham Taylor, the former England soccer manager, has died at the age of 72, according to media reports on Thursday. Taylor, who had a playing career with Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, was a successful manager in English soccer’s top flight with Watford and ...

Jan 12, 2017

Antlers to face FC Tokyo in season opener

The reigning champion Kashima Antlers will open the upcoming soccer season at home against FC Tokyo next month, the J. League announced on Thursday. The Antlers, who were runners-up to Real Madrid in December’s Club World Cup held in Japan, will start the new ...

Southampton edges Liverpool in first leg

Jan 12, 2017

Southampton edges Liverpool in first leg

Southampton moved one step closer to the League Cup final as Nathan Redmond’s cool finish secured a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their semifinal on Wednesday. Claude Puel’s side went in front through Redmond’s strike in the first half at ...

Evergreen Miura extends Yokohama FC contract

Jan 11, 2017

Evergreen Miura extends Yokohama FC contract

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest active player in the J. League at 49, has renewed his contract with Yokohama FC for this season, the second-division club said Wednesday. “I hope to keep fighting with all my might together with people involved with ...