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Hull City stuns Leicester City in Premier League opener

Aug 13, 2016

Hull City stuns Leicester City in Premier League opener

Leicester City opened its title defense with a shock 2-1 loss to newly promoted Hull City on the first day of the Premier League season on Saturday. Having sprung one of soccer’s biggest surprises by winning the league last season, Leicester was on the ...

Reds heap more misery on Grampus

Aug 13, 2016

Reds heap more misery on Grampus

Urawa Reds downed relegation-threatened Nagoya Grampus 2-0 on Saturday in the J. League and moved top of the second-stage standings with their seventh win in eight games. Yuki Muto’s low effort opened the scoring a minute before intermission and Zlatan Ljubijankic added the second ...

Aug 13, 2016

Tottenham's Alli to wear first name on jersey

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will wear his first name on the back of his shirt this season, rather than his surname, his club announced on Saturday. “I wanted a name on my shirt that represented who I am and I feel I have ...

Aug 13, 2016

Messi won't quit national team

For the love of his country, Lionel Messi has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for Argentina’s national team. Messi said Friday that he is returning despite “a lot of problems” involving the country’s federation, which is mired in ...

Aug 12, 2016

Iwata's Kobayashi set for Netherlands move

Jubilo Iwata midfielder Yuki Kobayashi, who won his first cap for Japan in June, will move to Dutch club Heerenveen, the J. League first-division side announced on Friday. Kobayashi played for Tokyo Verdy after coming through the youth ranks and moved to Iwata during ...

Aug 10, 2016

Miyama staying with Okayama

Japan women’s captain Aya Miyama has been persuaded to remain at Okayama Yunogo Belle, the club announced Wednesday. The 31-year-old midfielder expressed her intention to leave the club late last month after being upset by the way the players were treated by interim coach ...

Aug 10, 2016

Leicester's Ranieri signs new contract until 2020

Manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract with Leicester City that would keep him at the club until June 2020, the Premier League champion announced on Wednesday. Appointed manager in July 2015, the 64-year Italian helped the club defy pre-season odds of 5,000:1 ...

Man United breaks transfer record for Pogba

Aug 9, 2016

Man United breaks transfer record for Pogba

Manchester United has made Paul Pogba the world’s most expensive footballer, signing the France midfielder for around €105 million ($116 million) four years after releasing him for virtually nothing. Pogba signed a five-year deal with an option for a further year, United announced early ...

Aug 8, 2016

Inter parts ways with Mancini

Inter Milan, the club for whom Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo plays, has terminated its contract with manager Roberto Mancini by mutual consent, the Italian Serie A side announced Monday. Dutchman Frank de Boer, who left Ajax after six years in charge, is touted by ...

49-year-old 'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Aug 7, 2016

49-year-old 'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Kazuyoshi Miura broke his record as the J. League’s oldest scorer on Sunday in stunning fashion, belting home an unstoppable effort from inside the box to kick start Yokohama FC’s 3-2 comeback win at Cerezo Osaka in their second-division game. The 49-year-old came on ...

Frontale rout Kofu, stretch unbeaten streak to 16 matches

Aug 6, 2016

Frontale rout Kofu, stretch unbeaten streak to 16 matches

Kawasaki Frontale hammered Ventforet Kofu 4-0 to remain top of the J. League second stage on Saturday, extending their unbeaten run to 16 matches. Yoshito Okubo headed home a minute to the break before an own goal and strikes from Yu Kobayashi and Elsinho ...