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Aug 13, 2014

Martino named Argentina's new coach

Gerardo Martino has been hired as coach of Argentina, less than three months after leaving Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine Football Association said the 51-year-old Martino will replace Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down after Argentina’s loss to Germany in last month’s World Cup final. ...

Aug 13, 2014

Kagawa has no impact in victory

Japan international Shinji Kagawa failed to make an impact after coming on as a second-half substitute Tuesday in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Valencia, the club’s final warmup ahead of the new Premier League season. He came on for Juan Mata just after the ...

Aug 13, 2014

Man United bans laptops, tablets

Thinking of taking in a Manchester United game at Old Trafford this season? Better leave your iPad at home. Citing “latest security intelligence,” United has added “large electronic devices including laptops and tablets” to the list of banned items for match days at its ...

Aug 13, 2014

Ronaldo, Madrid win Super Cup

Moving on from a frustrating World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo began the new season as the last one ended for Real Madrid — with goals and a trophy. The Portugal forward netted both goals as the European champions convincingly overcame Europa League winner Sevilla with ...

Aug 12, 2014

Maradona slaps reporter in face

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona slapped a reporter on the face after attending an event with his family this weekend. Maradona also called the journalist an idiot during the confrontation outside a theater in Buenos Aires. It wasn’t clear why Maradona was upset, though ...

Aug 12, 2014

Grampus sign striker Kawamata

Struggling Nagoya Grampus are to bolster their attack in a bid to stave off relegation with the signing of striker Kengo Kawamata from Albirex Niigata, the club’s general manager Kazumasa Kume said Tuesday. Kawamata finished second in the J. League top flight scoring charts ...

Aug 11, 2014

Cerezo Osaka sign veteran forward Cacau

Relegation threatened J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka have acquired 33-year-old former Germany international Cacau on a full transfer pending a physical, the club said Monday. Cacau, who holds dual German and Brazilian citizenship, has played 23 times for Germany. He has been with ...

Arsenal outclasses Man City to capture Community Shield

Aug 11, 2014

Arsenal outclasses Man City to capture Community Shield

Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the F.A. Cup final by adding another piece of silverware at Wembley. Santi Cazorla ...

Aug 10, 2014

Blatter issues challenge to critics

FIFA president Sepp Blatter challenged his critics to “take a risk” and run for election against him next year. “Don’t speak — go out and fight, then you will see,” Blatter said Saturday at his annual charity soccer tournament. “People, they say I should ...