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Nov 29, 2016

Asano makes impact in Stuttgart triumph

Japan’s on-loan Arsenal striker Takuma Asano scored his second goal for German second tier team Stuttgart in a 3-1 home win over Nuremburg on Monday. The 22-year-old speedster, who started in left midfield, broke clear and unselfishly cut back for Simon Terodde to tap ...

Nov 29, 2016

Mourinho in trouble again with F.A.

The Football Association has charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct after the Manchester United manager was sent to the stands for the second time in a month in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. Mourinho has until Thursday evening to respond to the charge. ...

Mourinho sent off on bad day for United

Nov 28, 2016

Mourinho sent off on bad day for United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off for the second time in a month on Sunday as the controversial coach watched his side draw 1-1 at home to West Ham United and lose more ground in the Premier League title race. On an ...

Dramatic winner sends Okayama into promotion playoff final

Nov 27, 2016

Dramatic winner sends Okayama into promotion playoff final

Shingo Akamine scored a 92nd-minute winner as Fagiano Okayama defeated Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 on Sunday to reach the J. League promotion playoff final against Cerezo Osaka. Okayama, sixth in the J. League second tier this season, had to win at Matsumoto to maintain its ...

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

Nov 27, 2016

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

For soccer great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was “a second father.” Maradona said Castro’s death late on Friday hit him hard when he received the news. “I wept uncontrollably,” Maradona told ...

Chelsea prevails in showdown against Tottenham

Nov 27, 2016

Chelsea prevails in showdown against Tottenham

Chelsea fought back for a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur that cemented its place on top of the Premier League table, while title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool kept pace with the top team on Saturday. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea had been knocked out of ...

Nov 26, 2016

Yamagata releases goalie Nakamura

J. League second-division club Montedio Yamagata said Saturday that it had terminated the contract of goalkeeper Hayato Nakamura, who was arrested earlier this month for violating child pornography laws. The 24-year-old Nakamura admitted to the charges after he was arrested for sharing online a ...