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City edges United in derby clash

Sep 11, 2016

City edges United in derby clash

Pep Guardiola got one over his old rival Jose Mourinho as Manchester City edged an absorbing derby clash against Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League. The victory on its rival’s home turf maintained ...

Reysol ease past struggling Antlers

Sep 10, 2016

Reysol ease past struggling Antlers

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Kashiwa Reysol heaped further pressure on Kashima Antlers and beleaguered manager Masatada Ishii with a 2-0 win over the first-stage champions on Saturday. Ishii returned to the Antlers bench at Hitachi Stadium for his first J. League match since missing Kashima’s 2-2 draw with ...

Sep 10, 2016

Sint-Truiden's Ono sidelined with broken jaw

Forward Yuji Ono will be out for at least a month after breaking his jaw during a training session, his Belgian club Sint-Truiden said Friday on its website. The 23-year-old, who moved from Standard Liege in the summer last year, has yet to open ...

Sep 9, 2016

JFA makes ¥30 million donation to quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture

The Japan Football Association on Thursday donated over ¥30 million ($295,000) to Kumamoto Prefecture after it has been struck by two massive earthquakes in April, leaving about 50 dead. Money from the JFA has been presented, along with donations from the Japan national team ...

Sep 8, 2016

Teguramori returning to national team coaching staff

Japan’s Rio Olympic head coach Makoto Teguramori said Thursday he is set for a return to a coaching role with the national team under head coach Vahid Halilhodzic. Teguramori, 48, has doubled as a national team coach after the 2014 World Cup as well ...

J. League mulls return to single-stage system

Sep 8, 2016

J. League mulls return to single-stage system

The J. League is considering returning to the single-stage system that had been in place for 10 years through the 2014 season for the first division, soccer sources said Wednesday. The change may be implemented starting next season, they said. The J. League has ...

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Sep 6, 2016

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style, while Gareth Bale-inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday. Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata ...

Sep 6, 2016

Soccer legend Beckenbauer undergoes open-heart surgery

Former soccer great Franz Beckenbauer has had open-heart surgery and received at least one bypass, according to a report in a German newspaper. Beckenbauer’s management team has not responded to a request for comment on his health following a report Monday in the mass-circulation ...

Japan confident of rebounding against Thailand

Sep 5, 2016

Japan confident of rebounding against Thailand

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic believes his players have the quality and experience to get their World Cup qualification back on track with a win against Group B outsider Thailand at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium on Tuesday. Japan is under pressure to rebound from a ...