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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, ...

Maradona says Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

Jul 15, 2014

Maradona says Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the World Cup, arguing it should have gone to Colombia’s James Rodriguez. “I would give Lio the sky, but when it’s not deserved and it’s just ...

Jul 15, 2014

Man Utd lands $1.3 bil. Adidas deal

Manchester United landed the richest uniform deal in soccer, a $1.3 billion, 10-year agreement with Adidas that replaces its Nike sponsorship. The contract, worth an average of $128 million a year beginning in 2015, was announced after Nike decided against tripling the cost of ...

Germans savor return to soccer summit

Jul 14, 2014

Germans savor return to soccer summit

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end of World War II ...

Tournament finishes on sour note for Messi

Jul 14, 2014

Tournament finishes on sour note for Messi

Lionel Messi’s final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina’s last chance to equalize in the final against Germany. It was far from a fitting finish for the four-time world player of the year. ...