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Kagawa plays central role as Dortmund beats Berlin

Apr 21, 2016

Kagawa plays central role as Dortmund beats Berlin

Shinji Kagawa had a hand in all three of his team’s goals as Borussia Dortmund whipped Genki Haraguchi and Hertha Berlin 3-0 in the semifinals of the German Cup on Wednesday night. Gonzalo Castro, Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were all on target to ...

Apr 20, 2016

Nadeshiko to play extra match against U.S.

Former women’s world champions Nadeshiko Japan will play a second exhibition match against United States away in June, the Japan Football Association said Wednesday. In addition to its game against the Americans in Colorado on June 2, Japan will take on the world champions ...

Newcastle claims point from City

Apr 20, 2016

Newcastle claims point from City

Sergio Aguero’s 100th Premier League goal was not enough for Manchester City to force victory as it was held to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Newcastle United on Tuesday. Aguero, City’s top scorer, claimed his landmark goal after 14 minutes, but Manuel Pellegrini’s side ...

Suwon eliminates Gamba from Asian Champions League

Apr 19, 2016

Suwon eliminates Gamba from Asian Champions League

Gamba Osaka crashed out of the Asian Champions League in the first round on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at home to South Korea’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Gamba striker Takashi Usami missed a twice-taken penalty and Santos gave Suwon the lead early in the ...

Apr 19, 2016

PSG mum on Mourinho reports

Paris St. Germain on Tuesday issued a terse “no comment” following reports in England that the French champions had approached Jose Mourinho to become their new manager. Sky Sports News flashed the development across their programming, billing it “Breaking News” and citing “Sky sources.” ...

Spurs thrash Stoke to narrow gap on Leicester

Apr 19, 2016

Spurs thrash Stoke to narrow gap on Leicester

Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice Monday as Tottenham crushed Stoke 4-0 with a devastating attacking display to close the gap on Premier League leader Leicester to five points. Tottenham’s fearless performance was an emphatic response to Leicester dropping points in Sunday’s ...

Apr 18, 2016

Mainz striker Muto to forego surgery

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto will not have surgery to repair a right-knee ligament but will be out indefinitely, a source at his club Mainz said Sunday. In his first European season, Muto had made an immediate impact with Mainz, winning a place on the ...

Okazaki hails never-say-die Leicester after West Ham draw

Apr 18, 2016

Okazaki hails never-say-die Leicester after West Ham draw

Premier League-leading Leicester City saw its five-match winning streak halted on Sunday, but Japan striker Shinji Okazaki hailed his team’s battling 2-2 draw with West Ham United in a game that was riddled with controversial refereeing decisions. “I think that point was huge for ...

Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims

Apr 17, 2016

Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims

Southampton’s Japan international defender Maya Yoshida on Saturday offered his support to the victims of the series of powerful earthquakes that have rocked his native Kyushu over the past few days. Speaking after Southampton’s 1-1 draw away to Everton in the Premier League, Yoshida, ...

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Apr 17, 2016

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Aston Villa’s 28-year stay in the English top flight ended on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, while Newcastle and Sunderland gave themselves hope of escaping the Premier League relegation zone by both winning 3-0. The threat of relegation ended some time ...