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Rodriguez signs with Real Madrid

Jul 23, 2014

Rodriguez signs with Real Madrid

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the quarterfinals in Brazil, passed a medical examination at ...

Jul 23, 2014

Kakitani eager to succeed at Basel

Japan forward Yoichiro Kakitani said Tuesday that his principle reason for leaving Japan to play for Swiss club FC Basel was to get a taste of winning. “Since I was a boy, I’ve dreamed of playing in the European Champions League,” Kakitani told a ...

Jul 22, 2014

Spanish club Cordoba signs Havenaar

Cordoba, which will be promoted to Spain’s top league for the 2014-2015 season, has acquired the services of Japan international Mike Havenaar on a two-year contract, with an option for a third. The La Liga club made the announcement Monday on Havenaar’s transfer from ...

Gerrard retires from international play with little to show

Jul 22, 2014

Gerrard retires from international play with little to show

As Steven Gerrard soaked up thunderous applause from England’s supporters at full time in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he looked surprised and relieved by the generous response to his team’s dismal World Cup campaign. The 17-minute substitute appearance in a meaningless draw against Costa Rica ...

Jul 21, 2014

Uchida out with inflamed right knee

Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida will likely be sidelined for two to three weeks with inflammation in his right knee, Kicker magazine reported on Monday. Uchida, 26, received the diagnoses after returning to the Bundesliga club for a practice on July 17, following a break ...

Reds resume winning ways as J. League returns from break

Jul 19, 2014

Reds resume winning ways as J. League returns from break

Urawa Reds scraped a 1-0 win over visiting Albirex Niigata as top-flight action in the J. League resumed in full on Saturday after a two-month break for the World Cup finals in Brazil. Topping the table heading into the summer recess, Reds were the ...

Jul 19, 2014

Mourinho aims barb at Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has taunted Arsenal by claiming he needed just 20 minutes to persuade Cesc Fabregas to join Chelsea because the former Gunners midfielder didn’t want to return to his old club. Mourinho signed Fabregas from Barcelona for £27 million ($46 million) earlier in ...

Jul 18, 2014

Defender Ferdinand signs deal with QPR

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is staying in the English Premier League after joining Queens Park Rangers on Thursday. The 35-year-old Ferdinand signed a one-year contract with the London club to be reunited with Harry Redknapp, his first manager at West Ham. The ...

Van Gaal jets in, starts work at Man United

Jul 17, 2014

Van Gaal jets in, starts work at Man United

Louis van Gaal started a new era at Manchester United on Wednesday as the Dutch manager arrived for his first day in charge of the fallen giants. Just days after securing a third-place finish for the Netherlands at the World Cup, van Gaal jetted ...

Jul 16, 2014

Cole swaps Premier League for Roma

Former Chelsea left back Ashley Cole is looking to forward to a new life with Serie A runnerup Roma, and hopes to help the Giallorossi win their first Italian league title in more than decade. Cole signed a two-year deal with Roma last week, ...